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.

Latest from Greg Bluestein

Accenture to announce 100s of new Atlanta jobs; more jobs might follow
 Business consulting giant Accenture will announce on Wednesday it is adding more than 500 largely-tech related jobs in Atlanta over the next few years, a decision that comes as the state gears up for what might be its largest ever economic development push to win the second headquarters for Amazon. The planned expansion of Accenture&rsquo...

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Business consulting giant Accenture will announce on Wednesday it is adding more than 500 largely-tech related jobs in Atlanta over the next few years, a decision that comes as the state gears up for what might be its largest ever economic development push to win the second headquarters for Amazon. The planned expansion of Accenture&rsquo...
Accenture to add more than 800 jobs in Atlanta
 Business consultancy Accenture plans to expand its operations in Atlanta in a move that will create more than 800 largely tech-related jobs over the next few years, people familiar with the matter told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The announcement is expected to come during a Wednesday press conference with Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta...

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Business consultancy Accenture plans to expand its operations in Atlanta in a move that will create more than 800 largely tech-related jobs over the next few years, people familiar with the matter told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The announcement is expected to come during a Wednesday press conference with Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta...
Abrams pushes ‘advanced energy’ jobs plan in Georgia gov race
 House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, D-Atlanta,in a March file photo Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com Democrat Stacey Abrams would seek to train more advanced energy workers, overhaul building codes and permitting standards to encourage more efficiency and
            create a Georgia “green bank” to offer incentives for environmentally-friendly...

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House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, D-Atlanta,in a March file photo Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com Democrat Stacey Abrams would seek to train more advanced energy workers, overhaul building codes and permitting standards to encourage more efficiency and create a Georgia “green bank” to offer incentives for environmentally-friendly...
Georgia 2018: Abrams proposes energy jobs plan
 House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. AJC file Democrat Stacey Abrams would seek to train more advanced energy workers, overhaul building codes and permitting standards to encourage more efficiency and
            create a Georgia “green bank” to offer incentives for environmentally-friendly construction if she’s elected...

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House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams. AJC file Democrat Stacey Abrams would seek to train more advanced energy workers, overhaul building codes and permitting standards to encourage more efficiency and create a Georgia “green bank” to offer incentives for environmentally-friendly construction if she’s elected...
Deal taps new leaders for three senior administration posts
 Gov. Nathan Deal tapped new leaders on Monday to three senior administration positions after the head of an agency’s departure triggered a domino effect of staff appointments.  The governor recommended that Christopher Nunn serve as the new head of the Department of Community Affairs. He will succeed Camila Knowles, who is leaving...

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Gov. Nathan Deal tapped new leaders on Monday to three senior administration positions after the head of an agency’s departure triggered a domino effect of staff appointments.  The governor recommended that Christopher Nunn serve as the new head of the Department of Community Affairs. He will succeed Camila Knowles, who is leaving...
A gift for a shell-shocked Georgia lawmaker: A flak jacket and bike helmets
 GOP operative Ryan Williams delivers a flak jacket and two bike helmets to Rep. Barry Loudermilk. AJC Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk has had a trying few months. He was 
            among the legislators sent scrambling for their lives at a baseball field in June when a gunman opened fire. And he and his wife were briefly 
            hospitalized...

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GOP operative Ryan Williams delivers a flak jacket and two bike helmets to Rep. Barry Loudermilk. AJC Georgia Rep. Barry Loudermilk has had a trying few months. He was among the legislators sent scrambling for their lives at a baseball field in June when a gunman opened fire. And he and his wife were briefly hospitalized...
Last year’s UGA student president could be next year’s Athens rep in Legislature
 Republican Houston Gaines is running for an Athens-based House seat in the Georgia Legislature. A year ago, Republican Houston Gaines was the University of Georgia’s student government president. Now he has the fast-track for an open Athens-based seat in
            the Georgia Legislature. Gaines was the sole Republican to qualify...

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Republican Houston Gaines is running for an Athens-based House seat in the Georgia Legislature. A year ago, Republican Houston Gaines was the University of Georgia’s student government president. Now he has the fast-track for an open Athens-based seat in the Georgia Legislature. Gaines was the sole Republican to qualify...
Ex-UGA student president has fast-track for Georgia House seat
 Republican Houston Gaines is running for an Athens-based Georgia House seat. A year ago, Republican Houston Gaines was the University of Georgia’s student government president. Now he has the fast-track for an open Athens-based seat in
            the Georgia Legislature. Gaines was the sole Republican to qualify for the conservative-leaning...

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Republican Houston Gaines is running for an Athens-based Georgia House seat. A year ago, Republican Houston Gaines was the University of Georgia’s student government president. Now he has the fast-track for an open Athens-based seat in the Georgia Legislature. Gaines was the sole Republican to qualify for the conservative-leaning...
Georgia debates more steps to prepare for devastating weather after Irma
 Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal after touring Hurricane Irma’s path of devastation. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM Georgia’s coast had long dodged one epic storm after another, but the catastrophic one-two punch delivered by hurricanes Irma and Matthew in less
            than a year may be a sign of what’s to come. Climate scientists...

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Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal after touring Hurricane Irma’s path of devastation. HYOSUB SHIN / HSHIN@AJC.COM Georgia’s coast had long dodged one epic storm after another, but the catastrophic one-two punch delivered by hurricanes Irma and Matthew in less than a year may be a sign of what’s to come. Climate scientists...
Georgia prepares to pitch for Amazon’s second HQ
 Amazon is seeking a second headquarters, and Atlanta is making a major push. In a once-in-a-generation sweepstakes to win Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters — and 50,000 jobs — the state and Atlanta are all in.
             Legislative leaders are open to new incentives to lure the tech firm. Recruiters are scouting...

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Amazon is seeking a second headquarters, and Atlanta is making a major push. In a once-in-a-generation sweepstakes to win Amazon’s $5 billion second headquarters — and 50,000 jobs — the state and Atlanta are all in. Legislative leaders are open to new incentives to lure the tech firm. Recruiters are scouting...
Trump declares a disaster in Georgia after Irma
 President Donald Trump on Friday approved a major disaster declaration for Georgia after Hurricane Irma battered the state, clearing the way for more federal funding to hard-hit areas.   The declaration, issued days after Gov. Nathan Deal requested it, means the federal government will pick up 75 percent of the cost of responding to...

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President Donald Trump on Friday approved a major disaster declaration for Georgia after Hurricane Irma battered the state, clearing the way for more federal funding to hard-hit areas.   The declaration, issued days after Gov. Nathan Deal requested it, means the federal government will pick up 75 percent of the cost of responding to...