Commission, Committees Announced

Contrary to what a lot of people believe, the work of the Georgia Legislature doesn’t begin in January. Complex issues are given to study committees, where the issues get some pre-session consideration. House Speaker David Ralston’s office announced the appointed members of a joint commission, a House study committee and a joint study committee. From

Morning Reads – Wednesday, April 24, 2019

“We’ve all been raised on television to believe that one day we’d all be millionaires, and movie gods, and rock stars. But we won’t. And we’re slowly learning that fact. And we’re very, very pissed off.” ― Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club The Ethics Commission voted to increase contribution limits. Georgia March – The other Georgia’s far-right wing. How

Congressional Inaction, National Shame

There’s a $13.6 billion package of disaster relief money sitting on some shelf in a Congressional conference room, waiting to be passed. It includes hundreds of millions of aid money for farmers in south Georgia, as well as residents in north Florida, and Americans from Puerto Rico to Hawaii. But it’s been six months since

Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 23

What Nipsey Hussle and Ryan Gravel have in common. Drill, baby, drill – but please not in Georgia, okay, Mr. President? A new report highlights potential risks of offshore drilling in the Atlantic. How the 2017 Tybee tornado helped scientists understand how heavy things move in severe weather. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight team delves into

Remembering Anne Lewis

This week’s Courier Herald column: Anne Ware Lewis passed away last week at the too-young age of 56.  Most readers of this column likely have never heard Anne’s name, but she was an insider’s insider of Georgia Republican politics.  Anne was an attorney, but not just any attorney.  She represented the Georgia Republican Party and

The Reason Does Not Change the Treason

This session the Georgia Legislature passed Senate Bill 77, which expands protection of confederate monuments in Georgia.  The bill now gives private groups the right to sue any government or person for removing a monument that “recounts the military service of any past or present military personnel of this state; the United States of America

Morning Reads for Friday, April 19, 2019

G-Day is tomorrow! Deep sea tech. You can’t un-see these. The rescuer gets rescued. Last week in NYC, every third person in the Garment District was carrying a Chic-Fil-A bag and large drink.  Just sayin.  Weird search engine queries. Oops. Leg day.  Heh.  Good grief. Didn’t you hear the TIE fighters?  h