Rep. Ferguson to Serve on House Ways and Means

Rep. Drew Ferguson (R, GA-3) was selected to serve on the Committee on Ways and Means by the House Republican Steering Committee today. Ways and Means is the tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives and has jurisdiction over all taxation, trade, tariffs and other revenue-raising measures. The full House will confirm the appointment in

Senate Names Chairmen For New Session

New Year, New Lieutenant Governor, New Senate Committee Assignments. Some notable changes from last year: Senator P.K. Martin is now the Chair of the Senate Education and Youth Committee, replacing Senator Lindsey Tippins who now chairs Senate Higher Ed. Health and Human Services is now chaired by Senator Ben Watson, with Renee Unterman moving to

Mid-Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 15

Good morning! It’s Day 2 of the Legislative Session. Volkswagen is opening a second assembly plant in Chattanooga. Why are there two headstones embedded in runway 10 at SAV? The Mayor of Austell is retiring after three decades in office. The litigation over seismic testing in South Carolina continues. The fishing season is open for

Georgia General Assembly, Live!

So, you want to keep up with the General Assembly, but you don’t want to drive to Atlanta, fight parking, and/or you have an aversion to metal detectors? The General Assembly has your back. Legislators convene this morning at 10am. They’ll do a bit of pageantry, swear in new members, officially elect leaders and rules,

News That Can Kill You

Some stories you find in the news are confusing. That’s to be expected; life is complicated. Some stories actually make you less informed if you read them. But some are a working version of Roko’s Basilisk: if you read it and believe it, you might die. Last night, the AJC posted a story about hypothermia

Isakson Proposes Legislation to Expand Ft. Frederica, Kennesaw Mt. and Ocmulgee Mounds Parks

Apparently, Thursday was “Expand Georgia’s National Parks Day” in Senator Isakson’s office. He reintroduced legislation to protect and expand the parks of Fort Frederica, Kennesaw Mountain and the Ocmulgee Mounds. The legislative effort included Senator David Perdue and a bi-partisan coterie of Georgia’s congressional delegation introducing the same legislation in the House of Representatives. The Fort

Democrat Adam Wynn Announces for 2020 GA-11 Race

Adam Wynn, a resident of Waleska, has announced that he is running as a Democrat in the 2020 GA-11 Congressional election. GA-11 is currently represented by Rep. Barry Loudermilk, a Republican. Mr. Wynn’s announcement states that he “wants to be the first openly gay U.S. Representative from Georgia.” Mr. Wynn was previously a candidate for