While Atlanta eyes changing political currents and prepares for an NFL playoff game, children in Southwest Georgia have gone a month without enough to eat. The governor declared a State of Emergency after tornadoes ripped apart Albany and other towns in the area, but the extent of the damage is not widely known outside the region.
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.
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
The Georgia Ports Authority announced a 6.5% monthly increase in total container traffic yesterday. The Port of Savannah alone moved 167,333 containers, an increase of 10,210 over November 2015. Against the backdrop of increasing national skepticism about America’s trade policies, the Georgia Ports Authority credits a “strengthening export market and a busy peak holiday season”
UPDATE: Baoky Vu, the elector who has resigned due to opposition to President-Elect Trump, will be replaced by John Padgett, Chairman of the Georgia Republican Party. After more than a month of emotional pleas, Georgia’s members of the Electoral College will vote at noon in the state capitol. Presumably, all 16 of Georgia’s Electoral College
With the nomination of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services, potential candidates are already maneuvering to fill his seat. While phone calls are being made and rumors are being launched, no one is yet sure when this special election sprint will end. Determining this should be easy: the governor determines an election date
UPDATE: Archived video of the event is below. At 3:00 P.M. today, Rep. Tom Price will deliver a keynote address at the Brookings Institution on reforms of the budgetary process. Price is, of course, Chairman of the House Budget Committee and has been focusing his committee hearings on reforming that arcane process for some time.
The United States Army will convert the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Brigade Combat Team, stationed at Fort Stewart outside of Hinesville, to an Armor Brigade Combat Team. The move indicates that Fort Stewart is likely safe in the next round of BRAC hearings, taking place today at North Georgia University in Dahlonega a possibility a