U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., said in Macon this week that he will support Donald Trump as the party’s nominee for president.
Isakson made the comment during a news conference Friday after speaking to a state VFW convention about veterans issues.
“I’ve said all along I’m going to support the nominee of the party, and it looks like he is going to be the nominee, and I support him,” Isakson said.
He also said he thinks the Senate will stay the course on not holding confirmation hearings on President Barack Obama’s Supreme Court nominee, Merrick Garland. However, he said that could change if Hillary Clinton is elected in November. Republicans in the Senate may view Garland as a more moderate nominee than they would get from Clinton, he said.
Minor break prior to busy June for Macon-Bibb officials
After a week without regular meetings, the Macon-Bibb County Commission will be back to work Tuesday.
The fifth Tuesday in May provided a break in meetings for county officials. The County Commission will have its next meeting Tuesday night as officials are expected to vote on items approved by commission committees May 24.
The month of June likely will be busy as commissioners plan to approve a fiscal 2017 budget and finalize a list of special purpose local option sales tax projects.
On Tuesday, the commission’s Operations and Finance Committee will discuss the proposed $142.8 million general fund budget that meets the budget-reduction goal required by city-county consolidation.
Meanwhile, officials have said they plan to approve a new special purpose local options sales tax projects list by the end of June. Macon-Bibb has held four community meetings to gather public input, and commissioners have put together a list of “must-do” projects, among which includes money for recreation, stormwater management and blight.
Tuesday’s budget meeting begins at 4 p.m., and the regular commission meeting starts at 6 p.m. Both will be held at the Macon-Bibb County Government Center, 700 Poplar St.
Votes near on Middle Georgia budgets
Macon-Bibb County is not the only Middle Georgia government that plans to vote on a budget in June.
With the fiscal year ending June 30, officials in cities such as Warner Robins and Perry also have proposed budgets they likely will vote on by the end of the month.
Warner Robins’ proposed $82.4 million budget for fiscal 2017 includes no increases in fees or the millage rate.
Perry’s residents could pay more for some city fees under the proposed budget. The largest proposed increase, from $17.26 to $19.40, is for monthly residential fire services.
Staff writers Wayne Crenshaw and Stanley Dunlap contributed to this report.