From a campaign press release– 2/19/2018 ATLANTA – Georgia’s Deputy Insurance Commissioner announced plans to step down from his post to run for Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner in the Republican Primary to be held on May 22. The resignation will be effective on March 1, 2018. “I have been honored to work closely with the Insurance
Yesterday I dedicated this week’s column to a stall in both momentum and political will to fully implement school choice in Georgia. Today I’d like to focus on one bill – House Bill 430 – to explain why the gap between traditional local schools and public charter schools is even larger than is usually discussed.
The U.S. Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the largest tax reform plan in a generation. The reforms changed personal and corporate income tax rates, but also increased the standard deductions and altered or eliminated others. As a result, Georgia’s tax code didn’t match the federal tax code as closely (it has never
This week Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and the Atlanta City Council reached an agreement to transfer some of the Atlanta Public School property deeds possessed by the City of Atlanta back over to the schools. The school system and city split in 1970 but some of the property ownership was still in question. Under
This story had several previous episodes that brought it to a slow boil, so first, a recap and some background: Governor Nathan Deal has released his final legislation to complete his legacy of transformative Criminal Justice Reform in the state of Georgia. He’s taken the process in small bites over the past seven years, but
Good morning! “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” is 50 years old! Here he is persuading (the initially prickly) Senator Joe Pastore (D-RI) why it is so important to fund educational public television: The St. Simons Land Trust received an anonymous $1 million donation. President Carter discusses his fears during his wife Rosalynn’s “very serious” surgery this weekend.
This week’s Courier Herald column: School Choice has been a stated policy goal of the Republican Party and most GOP candidates since before control of the Governor’s mansion switched hands in 2002. Some progress has been made. State Charter Schools were formed, then re-authorized after losing a Supreme Court case and winning on the ballot