Author: Chet Martin

State Ethics Director suspended with pay

Today, the Georgia State Ethics Commission suspended with pay current Executive Director Stefan Ritter. Commission Chair Jake Evans will oversee the investigation into a December complaint about irregular work hours and inappropriate material on his work computer, according to the AJC. Mr. Ritter called the allegations “untrue.” He told that the AJC that he “hasn’t

Monday Reads for Monday, July 2

Good morning! Here’s to hoping your weekend was as lovely as mine, because I found $20. Georgia Today’s the first day of early voting in the July Republican runoff. But should we ban it? Might as well vote though because polls say it’s tied It’s also the first weekday of hands-free driving, and you’re all

African-American Prison Rate Dropped 30% Under Governor Deal

“Unless we provide the appropriate tools of supervision that facilitate a successful reentry into society, history has shown that offenders simply return to the prison population. Right now in Georgia, nearly one in three leaving our prisons are reconvicted within three years. We must shut this revolving door! This is something we can do and

Falcons Owe $28.3 Million in Taxes in Third Quarter

Okay, not quite. Wayne Kendall, a Fayetteville lawyer, has filed a suit against the Fulton County Board of Tax Assessors. The suit alleges the board did not collect $26 million dollars due to the county in property taxes on Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Although the Falcons enjoy a limited right use of the new stadium, the Georgia

UGA Professor: Choose Your Own Grade

Dr. Richard Watson, a Management Information Systems professor at UGA’s Terry College of Business, has gone viral by offering students a chance to “[indicate] what grade you think is appropriate” in his syllabi. The syllabi, obtained by and posted below, allows students to judge if assignments makes them “unduly stressed” and promises that no

Morning Reads for Wednesday, January 25th

Good morning. Here’s a song. Georgia 15 dead in Albany, despite the courageous efforts of first responders One last piece of awful news Who am I kidding? In the meantime, drown your sorrows in the least depressing place on Earth- a casino! Georgia legal! Maybe. Probably. NFL jackwagons won’t let Mayor Reed show the Superb

Sen. Brandon Beach to Chair Transportation Committee

State Senator Brandon Beach of Alpharetta, a rumored CD6 candidate and longtime supporter of expanded transit options north of Atlanta, has been named Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee. Pair that with Speaker Ralston’s interest in a body for “state transit governance and funding” and you’ll notice a new strength for transit proponents. Senator Beach’s press

Eggs, Issues, and Twitter 2017

For those of us who did not attend yesterday’s Eggs and Issues breakfast, I’ve collected Twitter dispatches below (or after the break). You can find the Storify link here, and marvel at our political class’s justified obsession with Chick-fil-A.

Judge Grants In-State Tuition to Illegal Immigrants

The Fulton County Superior Court ruled today that Georgia residents who have been shielded from deportation by the Obama Administration shall be granted in-state tuition at Georgia public universities. The Obama Administration’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program allowed millions of young immigrants to obtain legal status if they illegally entered the United States as a