Monday, April 27, 2009

GNB Update

Hope you got through your Monday...Here's the news...

Another Republican declared his candidacy for Georgia governor earlier today. WXIA-TV in Atlanta reports that state Senator Eric Johnson of Savannah announced that he would seek the GOP gubernatorial nomination in 2010. He originally chose to run for Lieutenant Governor, but changed his mind when Casey Cagle withdrew from the governor's race earlier this month. Johnson joins three Republicans running for the top spot in state government. That list includes Secretary of State Karen Handel, State Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine, and state Representative Austin Scott.

The continuing recession leads to furloughs at a Macon museum. reports that the Museum of Arts and Sciences will close on Mondays starting next week, with furloughs also in the works. Museum director Suzanne Harper says the moves are needed to reduce its operating costs. She also says that pay reductions for salaried employees could come by this fall. Under the plan, all full-time employees must take an unpaid furlough between now and the end of September.

And Carol Fullerton had an eventful first year as a state represenative representing House District 151. The Albany Herald has this report how it turned out.

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