House passes Omnibus funding bill

The House passed a massive $1.3 trillion spending bill that funds the federal government through Sept. 30. The Senate must act by midnight Friday to avoid a shutdown. 9th District Congressman Doug Collins issued the following statement in response to today’s passage of the funding bill in the House: Supporting our military means funding troops

Guest Column: The Madness of Not Passing Fantasy Contests Act

Former GeorgiaPol contributor and nationally-known bigwig Jason Pye has penned an op-ed in support of HB 118, a piece of legislation sponsored by Representative Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown) to responsibly preserve online fantasy sports games in Georgia that is currently held up by the Senate in the waning days of the legislative session. Jason’s op-ed follows.

Morning Reads – March 22, 2018

On this date in 1946, the first U.S. built rocket to leave the earth’s atmosphere reached a height of 50-miles. Georgia Make satire Facebook pages great again. Cobb County cracking the whip on student walkout participants Ex-Hawks employee claims discrimination against whites  Study: Horseracing would bring in billions for Georgia Alzheimer’s deaths on the rise in Georgia

Rep. Handel Introduces Her First Bill

Though Rep. Karen Handel (R, GA-6) has co-sponsored several bills, yesterday marks the first time that Georgia’s newest member of Congress has introduced a bill of her own. The bill, H.R. 5338, is entitled the Stop Needless Award Payments (SNAP) Act of 2018. It seeks to eliminate an initiative of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that

Morning Reads for March 21

Remember when northerners scoffed at Atlanta shutting down due to a little bit of snow? Well they can’t deal with it either. Washington Post: GSU Once Again Shows Why NCAA Tournament is Special.  Good Housekeeping(!): I Honored My Father by Meeting Jimmy Carter  GSU’s Graduate Programs Continue to Climb Rankings  What Would Karl Marx Write