Stories by Walter C. Jones

Poll shows Perdue, Deal still leading

David Perdue and Nathan Deal continue to lead in their GOP primaries in a voter survey released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Deal to skip televised debate

ATLANTA - Nathan Deal won't participate in the only primary debate to be broadcast statewide on public television, organizers announced Wednesday.
By Walter C. Jones

Georgia solar business booming

ATLANTA -- Georgia's 225-percent increase in jobs related to the solar-energy industry is the highest in the nation as it plays catch-up to other states.
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

May 20 ballots to include Democrats' questions

Voters choosing a Democratic ballot May 20 will also get to weigh in on a handful of issues.
By Walter C. Jones

Augusta interested as Ga. eyes rail expansion

ATLANTA -- The last time the Department of Transportation produced the State Rail Plan in 2009, it acknowledged there were more local efforts going on than it could include.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Democrat ballot will poll voters

ATLANTA -- Voters choosing a Democratic ballot for the primary will also get to weigh in on a handful of issues.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Nunn bucks Obama on MOX

Democrat Michelle Nunn's campaign manager said she wants to see MOX continue even though she's concerned about cost overruns.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Senate poll favors Perdue, Kingston

ATLANTA -- Political newcomer David Perdue is topping a poll of likely voters in the Republican Senate primary.
By Walter C. Jones

Georgia companies honored

ATLANTA -- Imaginative Georgia companies that are creating new services and jobs got a moment in the spotlight at the Technology Association of Georgia's Technology Summit. 
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ordinary citizens find they can have an impact

There may be plenty of lobbyists throwing around the legislative lingo at the Capitol every day, but there are also scores of ordinary Georgians walking the halls and having their own impact on ...
By Walter C. Jones

Bill to block state implementation of Obamacare clears Georgia legislature

Georgia's Senate passes a watered-down version of a bill to block state employees from helping Georgians sign up for health insurance under the federal Affordable Care Act.
By Walter C. Jones

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Efforts continue in Georgia job creation

Many headlines coming out of the legislative session about Obamacare, guns and marijuana might give a false impression that job-creation bills are nonexistent.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Carter leads Deal in poll

ATLANTA - The Democratic challenger to Gov. Nathan Deal has pulled into the lead, according to a public-opinion survey released Thursday.
By Walter C. Jones

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Bill seeks to block 'ambulance chasers'

ATLANTA - A proposal designed to halt insurance scams passed a Georgia Senate subcommittee Tuesday without a provision that would have prevented news coverage of accidents.
By Walter C. Jones

Monday, March 10, 2014

Prince learns freshman lawmakers can be effective

First-time Augusta lawmaker is learning the legislative ropes.
By Walter C. Jones

Friday, March 7, 2014

Candidate qualifying ends with few surprises

ATLANTA -- The final half-day of the weeklong candidate-qualifying period brought few surprises Friday other than the addition of some unknowns in a handful of races.
By Walter C. Jones

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Legislature's bills that bombed

ATLANTA -- Proposals making solar panels more affordable, raw milk available for human consumption, English the official language and hedgehogs legal pets are among the hundreds of bills that ...
By Walter C. Jones

Students protest Ga. abortion coverage

ATLANTA -- The leaders of pro-choice chapters at the state's universities were at the Capitol Wednesday to lobby against Senate Bill 98, which would prohibit insurance plans sold through a health ...
By Walter C. Jones

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Stand Up for America: How a bill becomes a law

Legislating is a team sport, so to speak. Veterans like to say it takes 91 friends to pass anything in the House, and people who aren't friendly and supportive won't get anything done.
By Walter C. Jones

Perdue, Carter qualify for Ga. governor's race

ATLANTA -- David Perdue and Jason Carter added their names Wednesday to the May 20 primary ballot for the Republican and Democratic parties.
By Walter C. Jones