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APN 2016 Qualifying Overview Part Three: PSC, U.S. Congress


(APN) ATLANTA — This article is the third in a series providing a broad overview of the Primary Election races taking place on May 24, 2016.   Part One looked at State House races for districts that encompass parts of Fulton and/or DeKalb Counties.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/03/14/apn-2016-qualifying-overview-state-house/   Part Two looked at State Senate races in Fulton and DeKalb.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/03/16/apn-2016-qualifying-overview-part-two-state-senate-races/ […]

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MARTA Rail Expansion Half Penny Passes Senate Committee

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(APN) ATLANTA — Transit funding just got a boon, as SB 330, sponsored by State Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta) passed out of the Senate Transportation Committee on Wednesday, February 18, 2016, by a vote of eight to three.   The committee had to move rooms twice in order to accommodate the large crowd, and heard testimony from various […]

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APN Questionnaire, George Turner, DeKalb District 5 Special Election

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(APN) ATLANTA — In Atlanta Progressive News’s continuing coverage of the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners District 5 Special Election coming up on June 16, 2015, this article covers the candidacy of George Turner, whose nomination by Interim CEO Lee May was stifled by the Board on several occasions.   Mr. Turner, a neighborhood leader in District 5, had the […]

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APN Questionnaire, Shelitha Robertson, State House Special Election D55


(APN) ATLANTA — In Atlanta Progressive News’s continuing coverage of the June 16, 2015 Special Election for State House District 55, the seat of former State Rep. Tyrone Brooks (D-Atlanta), we now turn to candidate Shelitha Robertson.   Previously, Robertson ran for Atlanta City Council Post 3-at-large in 2009, challenging then-Councilman Lamar Willis.  She ran for Fulton County Superior Court […]

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Clayton County Citizens Will Get to Vote on MARTA Penny this November

(APN) JONESBORO — In an eleventh hour, nail biting, last ditch effort, the Clayton County Board of Commissioners, in a three to one vote, on Saturday, July 05, 2014, agreed to let Clayton citizens decide on the one penny sales tax to fund MARTA services in a November 04, 2014 referendum.     Chairman Jeffrey Turner, and Commissioners Shana Rooks […]

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Clayton Commission Approves Half-Penny MARTA Referendum, MARTA Requires Full Penny to Join

(APN) JONESBORO — The Clayton County Board of Commissions met Tuesday night, July 01, 2014, to vote on whether to allow a referendum that would allow Clayton voters to vote on levying either a half penny or a penny sales tax in Clayton County, to expand MARTA bus, rail, or high capacity transit throughout the County.      At issue […]

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Clayton County May Set Binding Vote on Joining MARTA (UPDATE 1)

UPDATE 1: This article has been corrected to reflect that the referendum must occur this year and cannot occur in 2015 or 2016 under current state law. (APN) ATLANTA — With the passage of House Bill 1009 in the State legislature this year–giving counties until 2016 to decide if they want to levy a sales and use tax and join […]

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Todd Robinson Withdraws Candidacy for Atlanta Council District 2

Todd Robinson, who had announced his candidacy to challenge incumbent Councilman Kwanza Hall (District 2), in the 2013 Municipal Elections, has withdrawn his candidacy, Atlanta Progressive News has learned. “After further consideration and discussions with my family, I have come to the realization that the timing of my effort is not quite right. I will continue to serve my community in […]

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Overview of PSC, US House, and Statewide Judicial Races 2012

(APN) ATLANTA — Qualifying for the upcoming July 31, 2012, Primary and Nonpartisan Elections began on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, and ended on Friday, May 25. Among the races appearing on July 31 ballots will be statewide races for the Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC), the Court of Appeals of Georgia, and the Supreme Court of Georgia, as well as […]

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Overview of State House and Senate Races 2012 (UPDATE 1)

(APN) ATLANTA — Qualifying for the upcoming July 31, 2012, Primary and Nonpartisan Elections began on Wednesday, May 23, 2012, and ended on Friday, May 25. Among the races appearing on July 31 ballots will be State House and Senate seats across the State of Georgia.  This article will review those races.  Stay tuned for an upcoming overview of additional […]

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Beth Beskin Not Running for Senate District 6

Several months ago, APN reported that Beth Beskin was running in the Republican Primary for State Senate District 6.  Today, however, Beskin told APN that she is not running for the seat anymore.  She said that she had been on a long list of candidates considered for a Fulton County Superior Court judgeship, but that she did not make the […]

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Cynthia McKinney Running For US House on Green Party Ticket

  (APN) ATLANTA — Former US Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-GA) is planning to run for Georgia’s 4th US Congressional seat as a member of the Green Party, the candidate told Atlanta Progressive News. McKinney is planning to attempt to gather all of some 18,860 petition signatures, which are required under Georgia’s extremely restrictive ballot access laws for independent and minor […]

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Waites, Others Run for Vacant State House Seat in Special Election

  Waites Runs for Vacant House Seat in Special Election   (APN) ATLANTA — Keisha Waites, who recently ran for the Fulton County Board of Commissioners District 6 seat in 2010, is running for an empty State House seat in District 60.  The election is one of two Special Elections to be held February 07, 2012. HD 60 includes southeast Atlanta, […]

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Gay Milton Councilman, Alan Tart, Seeks Reelection

(APN) ATLANTA — City of Milton Councilman Alan Tart (Post 6), an openly homosexual man living with his male partner, David, in the most right-wing city in the State of Georgia, is seeking reelection in the upcoming November 2011 General Election. Previously, Atlanta Progressive News, in partnership with the now-defunct Beacon newspaper, reported on the social and cultural significance of […]

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