Author: Charlie

Georgia Earns Top Marks For Workforce Development

Governor Brian Kemp’s office has sent word that Georgia has been named the top state for workforce development in the South Atlantic Region, according to Site Selection Magazine. Availability of qualified workers, and the state’s ability to train workers to meet demands, is often a key criteria in overall competitiveness rankings when publications like Site

GA Budget Hearings Begin Today

Good morning. As Teri noted in the Morning Reads, it is budget week in Georgia. For Legislators, borrowing a phrase from yesterday, it’s a week on, not a week off. This year in particular. To be charitable, there’s a bit of daylight between the Governor’s office and the legislature on the budget, and there are

Eggs & Issues Recap

This morning some of us had to be dressed up and downtown for a program that started at 7:30am. I’m not bitter, just tired. To be honest, not a lot of news and fewer than normal tea leaves were provided with the now traditional Chick Fil A chicken biscuits. Governor Kemp mostly recapped successes of

Governor Kemp Makes 30 Appointments

Via press release from the office of Governor Brian Kemp: Atlanta, GA – Today Governor Brian P. Kemp conducted swearing-in ceremonies for thirty (30) Georgians to serve on various state boards, councils, and commissioners. Board of Education Phenna Rene Petty recently retired from her role as the Career Technical and Agricultural Education Director of Murray County, after

“The Calendar”

Teri was kind enough to post the “adjournment resolution” agreed upon by the House and Senate yesterday in the Morning Reads. For those new to the Georgia General Assembly or those that haven’t delved deep into the sausage making process, let’s take a few minutes to explain what it means, and what tea leaves we

Leaders Reveal Priorities For Legislative Session

This week’s Courier Herald column: Legislators from across the state reconvened in Atlanta this week for the 2020 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Tensions remain higher than average among Georgia’s leaders as tight budgets force competition among everyone’s priorities.  They’ll have to work harder than normal to present a unified front for the majority’s