Author: Chet Martin

Morning Reads for Wednesday, October 2nd

Georgia A federal judge has blocked implementation of Georgia’s Heartbeat Law (Obama appointee, for what it’s worth) From the ruling: ” HB 481 changes the definition of a natural person in Georgia…” Ay, there’s the rub. Anti-Ralston Republican wins Newnan special election The vape game is getting tougher University System will cover gender reassignment after

Morning Reads for Wednesday, September 18

Georgia Visit Habersham and Rabun to drive through Georgia’s most scenic highway AG Carr joined the OxyContin lawsuit Sunbelt urban growth is the best longterm trend in American politics for Democrats. (Yes, I know the other one, but it’s simply not true) Meria Carstarphen was a firefighter, but “the fire’s out” Sunday Service in Atlanta!

Morning Reads for Wednesday, September 11

Good morning! The state of Tennessee has two Power Five schools, both of which are among the five Power Five schools in America that are 0-2. Until the Tennessee legislature makes control of the Chattahoochee dependent on the Georgia – Tennessee game, they’re cowards. Georgia Between 2015 and 2018, Georgia poverty rates fell 2.8%. National

Jon Ossoff to challenge David Perdue for US Senate Seat

The loser of the most expensive congressional race in American history will challenge Senator David Perdue in 2020. From Bluestein: Former congressional candidate Jon Ossoff said he will challenge Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue and “mount a ruthless assault on corruption in our political system” that’s prevented Congress from addressing urgent issues.  The Democrat told

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 campusreform.org and posted below, allows students to judge if assignments makes them “unduly stressed” and promises that no