Stories by Aaron Gould Sheinin

Monday, Jan. 2, 2012

Georgia lawmakers look at tax shift

ATLANTA -- Georgians would pay higher sales taxes in exchange for lower income taxes under a series of proposals backed by some top Republicans in the state Senate.
By Aaron Gould Sheinin

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Halfway home, but miles to go for 2011 General Assembly

The winter storm that pancaked much of metro Atlanta in January gave the Legislature a slick start and it took weeks for lawmakers to regain their footing. But that pace is about to change.
By Aaron Gould Sheinin

Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011

Tickets, meals among lobbyists' splurges

Forty-two Falcons tickets, two seats at a Jeff Foxworthy concert, 435 dinners and a mobile phone charger. Those items are among the more than $250,000 lobbyists spent on members of the General ...
By Aaron Gould Sheinin

Saturday, Sept. 25, 2010

Deal paid $135,000 for flights

Nathan Deal's campaign has paid $6,000 a month for access to an airplane and a helicopter, and thousands of dollars a month in flight costs.
By Aaron Gould Sheinin and J. Scott Trubey

Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010

Georgia wary of Washington

The deep dissatisfaction Georgians feel toward Democrats in Washington is evident in a new poll showing the state GOP closing in on historic gains in November's election.
By Aaron Gould Sheinin and Susan McCord

Saturday, Sept. 18, 2010

New poll indicates tight race

Augusta State University English professor Seretha Williams plans to vote for Democrat Roy Barnes for governor. But she's not all that excited about it.
By Aaron Gould Sheinin and Susan McCord

Sunday, Aug 15, 2010

Barnes, Deal go toe-to-toe

For the next 11 weeks, Nathan Deal and Roy Barnes will circle each other like a couple of prizefighters, each looking for the opening to land a jab.
By Aaron Gould Sheinin

Sunday, Aug 8, 2010

Hopefuls count on the stars

Karen Handel and Nathan Deal agree that endorsements from party stars can help persuade voters to head for the ballot box.
By Aaron Gould Sheinin

Saturday, Aug 7, 2010

Handel ahead by slim margin

Karen Handel holds a slight edge over Nathan Deal in the GOP race for governor, according to a new statewide poll .  
By Aaron Gould Sheinin and Tracey McManus

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Challenges must be met in 16 days

Two candidates, three challenges and 16 days. That is the story of the Aug. 10 Republican runoff for governor.  
By Aaron Gould Sheinin, Cameron McWhirter and Steve Visser

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Poll: Voters are worried, angry

Heading into Tuesday's primary elections for governor, Rob Hainer is looking for the answer to just one question: Who is going to bring jobs to Georgia?
By Aaron Gould Sheinin and Susan McCord

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Poll: Barnes vs. Oxendine or Handel

Democrat Roy Barnes is skating toward November, but a runoff between John Oxendine and Karen Handel will likely choose his GOP gubernatorial opponent.  
By Aaron Gould Sheinin, James Salzer and Susan McCord

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Immigration talk dominates GOP governor race

When the Justice Department filed suit last week to block Ariz­ona’s  immigration law, GOP can­didates in Georgia’s race for governor quickly recognized an opportunity.
By Aaron Gould Sheinin

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Georgia candidates begin sprint to finish

Georgia is in the midst of an unprecedented election season with more open statewide offices than any other year in recent history.
By Aaron Gould Sheinin
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