Morning Reads – Thusday, September 20, 2018

Good morning and Happy Thursday. We’re almost to the end of the week — and thank Heavens for that! Peaches “School safety has nothing to do with guns“ Unopposed lawmakers raking in campaign donations  Georgia’s high school graduation rate climbs  3 cities with the highest migration rates Educators endorse Abrams Jimmy Carter  Hunting on the

Speaker Ralston Shares Remarks at Georgia Southern on Rural Development

Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) shared some remarks today at Georgia Southern University on Rural Development in Georgia, including a call for an extension of the House Rural Development Council. The following is a press release, followed by additional coverage from Charlie Harper via Twitter. “Today, at the House Rural Development Council meeting, Speaker David

New election ordered for HD 28

Alternative Title: Election’HD28 II: Electric Boogaloo Yesterday evening, Senior Judge David Sweat found there was enough evidence to warrant a new election for House District 28 based on voting irregularities in last May’s primary election in Habersham County. In the primary, incumbent Representative Dan Gasaway was defeated by Chris Erwin by a total of 67

Late Morning Reads on September 19

GSU and Tech get $2.5 million to start Atlanta Global Studies Center  Journalist Jonathan Alter discusses turning points in Jimmy’s presidency.  Sonny presses ahead with unpopular move to relocate USDA offices.  Gov. Deal declares September as Balloon Month.  Science: Ronald Acuna is really good.  GSU releases 2018-19 basketball schedule 

Democrats Criticize Kemp for Too Few Words About Healthcare on Website in Newest Ad

The Democratic Party of Georgia has unveiled yet another television ad targeting Republican candidate for Governor Brian Kemp The latest ad, released Tuesday, criticizes Kemp’s campaign website for the lack of expansive policy on healthcare issues. This is the fourth ad released by the DPG since Kemp won the nomination on July 24th. The Democratic

New Abrams Ad Touts Partnerships Across Aisle in Legislature

Democratic candidate for Governor Stacey Abrams has released a new television ad and it touts her work on both sides of the aisle when she served in the Georgia legislature. The ad “All  Sides Agree” spotlights Abrams’ “pragmatic, bipartisan record”, a release from the Democratic candidate’s campaign said Monday. “As Minority Leader, Abrams routinely worked across

Morning Reads for Tuesday, September 18

Good morning! Several Georgia candidates are benefiting from millions of dollars of “dark money” from outside the state. Georgia’s coastal history is threatened by rising sea levels. Some are concerned that Civil War naval artifacts in Columbus aren’t being properly stored and preserved. “Reading The New South.” Click here for excellent links. The billionaire who

Has Any Georgia Race Earned this Much Presidential Attention?

Listening to WABE this morning they mentioned three Presidents and a Vice President have all weighed in on the 2018 gubernatorial election in Georgia. (Donald Trump and Mike Pence for Brian Kemp and Jimmy Carter and Barack Obama for Stacey Abrams who also was endorsed by Hillary Clinton). Which got me to thinking: has there