Category Archives: State Sen. Donzella James

APN Endorsements 2016 Pt. 2: Shannon, Westlake, Thomas, James, Fort (UPDATE 1)

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(APN) ATLANTA — The Atlanta Progressive News Board of Directors has made decisions in two State Senate races and three State House races, with more endorsement decisions to come leading up to the May 24, 2016 Primary Election and Non-partisan General Election.   APN is endorsing two Democratic challengers: Renitta Shannon over State Rep. Rahn Mayo (D-Decatur) for House District […]

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City of Atlanta Proposing Major Southwest Expansion to Legislature

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(APN) ATLANTA — The City of Atlanta’s lobbyists at the Georgia Legislature last week circulated a map proposing a major expansion of the southwest quadrant of the city further to the west, through the annexation of a significant portion of unincorporated south Fulton County.   While the City had been previously exploring annexation of the Sandtown and Loch Lomond communities, […]

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State Senate Passes Religious Freedom; State School Takeovers


With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, March 05, 2015, the full State Senate voted to engross SB 129, the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Bill, in a vote of 38 yeas to 17 nays.  The bill passed the Senate in a vote of 37 to 15.  Engrossment means that the bill cannot be changed; […]

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Moral Monday Activists Protest Education Cuts, Privatization

  (APN) ATLANTA — The fifth Georgia Moral Monday Movement Day at the Georgia State Capitol exposed what they described as the robbing of public education in Georgia.  Over 7.6 billion dollars has been cut from the education budget over the last ten years.  The cuts in Quality Basic Education (QBE) started in 2003 and have continued for thirteen years. […]

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Common Cause Georgia Makes Progress on Pay-to-Play Reform

(APN) ATLANTA — Just over a year since the Board of Commissioners of Fulton County rejected pay-to-play reform, and just a few months since Mayor Kasim Reed bashed the notion of pay-to-play reform during remarks before the City Council of Atlanta, Common Cause Georgia and its ethics reform partners have made great strides in gaining support for pay-to-play reform, both […]

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