Author: Charlie

SOS Raffesnperger Announces Partnership To Enhance Voter Registration Systems

From a press release: (ATLANTA) — Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger today announced Georgia as the 26th state to join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), a multistate partnership that uses a sophisticated and secure data-matching tool to improve the accuracy and efficiency of state voter registration systems. “Joining ERIC is a tremendous step forward for

McKnight Takes Helm Of Georgia Ports Authority As Growth Continues

The Georgia Ports Authority today elected William D. McKnight to chair their board of directors. McKnight, formerly Vice-Chairman, replaces Jimmy Allgood in a planned succession. Also elected were Patrick “Kelly” Farr Jr. as Vice-Chairman and Joel O. Wooten as treasurer. Background on all of these gentlemen is below in the press release issued by G.P.A.

Shafer Elected To Head Republican Party At A Crossroads

This week’s Courier Herald column: Condolences to David Shafer. The Georgia Republican Party held its biennial convention for the election of state officers last weekend in Savannah.  Shafer, the former candidate for Lieutenant Governor and President Pro Tempore of the Georgia Senate prior to that, takes the helm of the party’s grassroots structure in advance

Governor Kemp Asks For Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck’s Resignation

INBOX: @GovKemp is asking Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign after Beck was charged with 38 federal counts of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. #gapol— stephen fowler | georgia politics reporter (@stphnfwlr) May 15, 2019 Governor Brian Kemp this afternoon issued a letter asking indicted Insurance Commissioner Jim Beck to resign. Beck

Lunchtime Reads For Friday 10 May

Filling in for Ginny today who has earned a day off. A few items for your reading pleasure: An Ethics complaint has been filed against Clark County Schools Superintendent Demond Means alleging improper gifts and plagiarism. Savannah plans to borrow $45 Million to complete financing of new civic center. Gold Star family won’t have to

House Announces New Rural Development Council

Pay attention. Not all study committees are created equal. The House Rural Development Council is more equal than others. The House Rural Development Council was established two years ago with the open ended mission to address the concerns of rural Georgia through policy and legislation. Some of the results included several bills on rural broadband,