Author: Charlie

Transit And The Power Of Honest Brokers

This week’s Courier Herald column: The journey that culminated in this year’s Atlanta regional transit bill began years ago, and has been an ongoing effort since the 2015 bill that increased funding for Georgia’s road and bridge network. Included in that bill was a bond package split between transit providers across the state, urban and

300 New Jobs Coming To Bainbridge

Rural Georgia is getting in on the Economic Development game. Yesterday, Taurus USA, a manufacturer of firearms, announced it was going to locate a $22.5 Million dollar manufacturing facility in Bainbridge, in deep Southwest Georgia. While the pursuit of Amazon has some thinking Georgia’s Economic Development efforts are focused only on one company or just

Hudgens Endorses Jay Florence To Succeed Him As Insurance Commissioner

Georgia’s Insurance Commissioner, Ralph Hudgens, has endorsed Jay Florence in the race to succeed him. Hudgens declined to run for a third term this year. The press release by Hudgens (distributed by the Florence campaign) follows: Fellow Conservatives, I am proud to announce my endorsement of Jay Florence for Insurance Commissioner. Jay is a strong

Georgia’s Legacies, Past And Future

This week’s Courier Herald column: The last week of Georgia’s 2018 meeting of the General Assembly featured even more symbolism and ceremony than usual. There were the customary farewell speeches by members who won’t be returning after this year’s election. On Tuesday and Wednesday, there was also a casket in the middle of the rotunda.