Greg Bluestein

Political Reporter

Greg Bluestein is a political reporter who covers the governor's office and state politics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. He joined the newspaper in June 2012 after spending seven years with the Atlanta bureau of The Associated Press, where he covered a range of beats that included politics and legal affairs. He also contributes to the AJC's Political Insider blog. He's a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in journalism and political science and lives with his wife and two daughters in Dunwoody.

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One year after Trump’s inauguration, Georgia women plunge into politics
 One year ago, Essence Johnson was walking. Now she’s running. This weekend, Johnson will announce her candidacy as a Democrat for a Georgia House seat that hasn’t changed hands in 15 years. For the 35-year-old east Cobb County resident, the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Matt Dollar — who last faced a general election...

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One year ago, Essence Johnson was walking. Now she’s running. This weekend, Johnson will announce her candidacy as a Democrat for a Georgia House seat that hasn’t changed hands in 15 years. For the 35-year-old east Cobb County resident, the chance to challenge incumbent Republican Matt Dollar — who last faced a general election...
Trump’s anniversary: Thousands of women rally at Power to the Polls in Atlanta 
 Thousands of women gathered in Atlanta on Saturday on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration to pledge they would build on a movement that began a year ago with a wave of marches around the nation.  The crowd gathered at The Bakery in south Atlanta, waving signs with famed quotes from Democratic lawmakers and quips...

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Thousands of women gathered in Atlanta on Saturday on the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump’s inauguration to pledge they would build on a movement that began a year ago with a wave of marches around the nation.  The crowd gathered at The Bakery in south Atlanta, waving signs with famed quotes from Democratic lawmakers and quips...
In Savannah, GOP gov candidate pushes offshore drilling 
 This week’s forum in Savannah for Republican candidates for governor had little in the way of fireworks. But it offered a debut of sorts for businessman Clay Tippins, who entered the race weeks ago, and gave his rivals a chance to sharpen their arguments. One of the biggest rifts opened when the candidates were asked about the Trump...

Posted: a day ago

This week’s forum in Savannah for Republican candidates for governor had little in the way of fireworks. But it offered a debut of sorts for businessman Clay Tippins, who entered the race weeks ago, and gave his rivals a chance to sharpen their arguments. One of the biggest rifts opened when the candidates were asked about the Trump...
Is Atlanta really a contender for Amazon HQ?
 If metro Atlanta wins Amazon’s second headquarters and its promise of 50,000 jobs, it likely will be on the strength of its workforce, globally connected airport, ease of doing business and the capacity of Georgia Tech and other research universities to pump out talent. But the Atlanta area will have to tangle with Boston, Chicago and...

Posted: a day ago

If metro Atlanta wins Amazon’s second headquarters and its promise of 50,000 jobs, it likely will be on the strength of its workforce, globally connected airport, ease of doing business and the capacity of Georgia Tech and other research universities to pump out talent. But the Atlanta area will have to tangle with Boston, Chicago and...
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Like predecessors, Deal lets Georgia’s scorned school formula persist
 When Georgia leaders wrote a groundbreaking formula in 1985 to change the way the state subsidizes public schools, most students were writing term papers on typewriters and only dreamed of using a “videophone,” like the one in the futuristic cartoon show called “The Jetsons.” More than three decades later, tablets...

Posted: a day ago

When Georgia leaders wrote a groundbreaking formula in 1985 to change the way the state subsidizes public schools, most students were writing term papers on typewriters and only dreamed of using a “videophone,” like the one in the futuristic cartoon show called “The Jetsons.” More than three decades later, tablets...
Metro Atlanta, Georgia officials to present united front to nab Amazon
 Georgia’s full-fledged competition for Amazon’s second headquarters has entered a new and unpredictable phase now that it’s on the tech giant’s short list. But the state’s hunt for another major headquarters three years ago could provide valuable clues into its strategy for winning the project. Georgia&rsquo...

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Georgia’s full-fledged competition for Amazon’s second headquarters has entered a new and unpredictable phase now that it’s on the tech giant’s short list. But the state’s hunt for another major headquarters three years ago could provide valuable clues into its strategy for winning the project. Georgia&rsquo...
In search for new campus, Apple takes an anti-Amazon route 
 Amazon’s search for a second headquarters has set off a bidding war in state capitals across the nation. But it has also may have inspired another tech giant to take a starkly different path to finding a new corporate home. On the same day Amazon listed metro Atlanta as one of 20 finalists for its massive development, Apple confirmed...

Posted: 2 days ago

Amazon’s search for a second headquarters has set off a bidding war in state capitals across the nation. But it has also may have inspired another tech giant to take a starkly different path to finding a new corporate home. On the same day Amazon listed metro Atlanta as one of 20 finalists for its massive development, Apple confirmed...
Atlanta survives the first cut in Amazon’s HQ2 sweepstakes
 Amazon narrowed its list of potential communities for its massive second headquarters on Thursday to a final grouping that includes Atlanta and 19 others in the U.S. and Canada, setting off a battle royale for a project promising prestige and 50,000 high-paying jobs. Georgia and metro Atlanta leaders hailed the news, while noting much...

Posted: 2 days ago

Amazon narrowed its list of potential communities for its massive second headquarters on Thursday to a final grouping that includes Atlanta and 19 others in the U.S. and Canada, setting off a battle royale for a project promising prestige and 50,000 high-paying jobs. Georgia and metro Atlanta leaders hailed the news, while noting much...
Deal: Georgia has ‘talent, transit and logistics’ to land Amazon
 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that metro Atlanta has the “talent, transit and logistics” to land Amazon’s second headquarters and the 50,000 jobs it could bring. His statement Thursday came shortly after Amazon narrowed its list of potential cities for its massive second headquarters to a final grouping that includes...

Posted: 2 days ago

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that metro Atlanta has the “talent, transit and logistics” to land Amazon’s second headquarters and the 50,000 jobs it could bring. His statement Thursday came shortly after Amazon narrowed its list of potential cities for its massive second headquarters to a final grouping that includes...