This week’s Courier Herald column: The Georgia Republican party asked voters on their 2016 primary ballot if they wanted expanded options for school choice in the state. 75% of those answering the non-binding question voted in favor of school choice. Despite being at the bottom of the ballot, more people answered that question than voted
Above are the straw poll results as posted by the 6th District GA Republican Party. Michael Williams was inadvertently left off the ballot, but announcements were made throughout the program to write him on the ballot (whether voting for him or not). Argue in the comments as you will about the overall relevance of straw
For the second time in three years, the University System of Georgia is holding the line on tuition at state colleges and universities. It’s a remarkable change from prior years where all of higher education saw increases higher than the rate of inflation. (Note: this was not just in Georgia, not “because of Hope”, and
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
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
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
WSBTV is reporting Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has asked her entire cabinet to resign. This comes on the heels of the indictment of Mitzi Bickers last week, with investigations continuing into high level associates within the Reed administration. It appears that the new Mayor wants a clean break from the past. But with many
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.
The Georgia Republican Party’s 6th District, Chaired by Darryl Wilson, is hosting a debate this evening at Lassiter High School in Roswell/East Cobb. This will be a chance to hear from the Republican candidates for Secretary of State, on the same page. To attend, an RSVP is requested. You can do so at this link.