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
Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich will hold a town hall at Kennesaw State University on behalf of the Trump-Pence campaign on Monday, September 12. Gingrich has a long history with KSU, including teaching history there at various intervals since 1993. The Trump campaign’s press release is below:
While the world focused in horror on New York and Washington during the 2008 financial crisis, the greatest cost was borne by cities like Atlanta. Rapidly expanding for decades, the sudden scarcity of capital tanked home prices and forced over 100 community banks in Georgia to close their doors– more than any other state. While
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia’s premiums on the state’s Obamacare health insurance exchange will increase by an average of 21.4% in 2017, according to a proposal accepted by the office of Insurance Commisioner Ralph Hudgens. The decision awaits final confirmation by the federal Department of Health and Human Services, which has the ultimate authority