Tue., February 26, 2013 5:00pm
State House Speaker David Ralston says the ethics reform bill passed this week by his chamber is a historic step toward limiting lobbyists’ influence at the Capitol. Speaking at the Atlanta Press Club Tuesday, he defended some of the bill’s more controversial provisions.
Fri., January 11, 2013 6:19pm
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is hinting he has plans for a higher office. The mayor elected four years ago is seeking his second term in City Hall this year. But Morris News Service reports he said at a luncheon this week he also has "other plans" after finishing as mayor.
Mon., November 5, 2012 5:28pm
Salman Rushdie is an Emory University professor. But he’s arguably best known for his book “The Satanic Verses,” which resulted in a death sentence from an Iranian cleric. Rushdie spoke Monday in Atlanta about the death threat and a new book detailing his subsequent seclusion.
Tue., April 17, 2012 4:00pm
Gov. Nathan Deal touted the General Assembly’s 2012 legislative accomplishments at a talk Tuesday at the Atlanta Press Club. He credited bi-partisan cooperation for passing a tax cut bill and a sentencing rules overhaul.
Thu., January 19, 2012 5:20pm
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle says that while affordable higher education is critical to the success of the state, Georgia cannot fund the education of every deserving college student. Speaking to the Atlanta Press Club on Thursday, Cagle said the HOPE scholarship "was never created to become or be an entitlement program."
Thu., August 4, 2011 2:58pm
Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens wants a revamped state Sunshine law that would stiffen penalties and increase enforcement. He spoke Thursday at the Atlanta Press Club about changes he has proposed. But he has no plans to suggest the legislators and the Governor be subject to the law.
Tue., April 26, 2011 1:52pm
Rep. John Lewis (D-5) announced Tuesday that he will seek reelection next year. The congressman made the announcement before the Atlanta press club. Elected to the US House of Representatives in 1986, Lewis will be seeking his 14th consecutive term.
Fri., April 22, 2011 3:07pm
Governor Nathan Deal says, Georgia should be ready to ante up if the federal government doesn't come through on funds for the Savannah harbor deepening project. Deal's comments came this week of the Atlanta Press Club. Deal says, he's hopeful but realistic when it comes to federal financing of the $500 million port expansion. Budget-cutting and anti-earmark pledges leave the state with little room.
Mon., January 24, 2011 4:26pm
US Senator Johnny Isakson says, he'll press Congress to fund a half-billion-dollar expansion project at the Port of Savannah. Congressional Republicans recently have been pledging to cut spending to shore up the deficit. Isakson says, there is money for the project, which state leaders see as critical to the economy
Mon., October 25, 2010 8:00am
Democrat Michael Thurmond and Libertarian Chuck Donovan faced Isakson in a debate sponsored by the Atlanta Press Club and aired here on GPB.