Author: Charlie

Duncan Adds McFall To LG Staff

From a press release: Today, Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan announced a new addition to his senior staff.  Macy McFall will join the Office of Lt. Governor as Director of Legislative Affairs and will oversee legislative and government relations on behalf of the Lieutenant Governor.  “As we move into the 2020 Legislative Session, I will continue

Bet On A Short Legislative Session

This week’s Courier Herald column: The Georgia General Assembly will convene next week for the 2020 regular session in Atlanta.  The legislature may meet for up to 40 days, but they get to decide which days count toward their limit.  It’s usually safe to assume they’ll finish their business before Easter week and The Masters,

Richard Smith Named New House Rules Chair; Speaker Ralston Announces Other Appointments

The Georgia House of Representatives will have its third Rules Chairman in three years. After the deaths of former Rules Chairmen John Meadows and Jay Powell, Columbus Representative Richard Smith will steer the powerful House Rules Committee when the legislature convenes next month. The Rules Committee is the last stop before legislation in the House

Homes For The Holidays

This week’s Courier Herald column: The top line statistics tell us things are good.  Last week, Georgia’s unemployment rate hit a record low.  Georgia has more people working than ever before.  The state’s economic success continues to attract new residents and new employers alike.  About 100,000 new people are calling Georgia home every year, adding

Georgians Weigh In On Impeachment Vote

Tonight, without a vote from the Minority Party, Democrats in the U.S. House voted to impeach President Trump. Congressman Doug Collins from GA-9, Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee, was the highest profile Georgian on the matter to this point. Collins office sent over the following press release: “Without offering sufficient evidence or alleging actual

Senator Isakson’s Legacy Is One Of Problem Solving

This week’s Courier Herald column: In last week’s column I wrote about Senator Johnny Isakson’s farewell speech.  It was a direct charge to his peers to get beyond today’s hyper-partisan rhetoric and solve our country’s problems. It was not an appeal for bipartisanship for bipartisanship’s sake, but for a return to a focus on the