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Party Switching in Gwinnett

Hey guys–remember party switching? It’s back! In Republican-to-Democrat form! Former Snellville City Councilman Roger Marmol told The Gwinnett Daily Post he was becoming a Democrat partly because of President Trump and how Republicans have treated minorities. In a statement to the GDP he said: “Most have embraced an agenda and policies that are more about

No Change Predicted In GA Congressional Representation

The Census Bureau released it’s predictions for the 2020 census on Monday and even with Georgia’s population growth, we will not gain a congressional district. In total, seven states will gain seats and 10 are predicted to lose a congressional district. Georgia is predicted to remain the eighth-most populous state in the nation with 10,617,423

Bishop, Entire GA Delegation, Sponsor Resolution To Create Carter National Historic Park

Plains could become even more of a shrine to the Greatest President of All Time: Jimmy Carter. Congressman Sanford Bishop and every other Georgian in congress sponsored a resolution to rename the Carter National Historic Site to the Jimmy Carter National Historical Park. A statement from Bishop, who represents Plains, said the park would consist

How Do You Want To Spend $173 Billion?

The only catch is that the money is to update the Atlanta Regional Commission’s long-range regional plan. Public comment is open until December 13 for the ARC wishlist with projects lasting until 2050. Before you run over to the ARC’s website a few important points About $33 billion in federal, state and local funds is

Atlanta Repeats As Most Unequal City

The raw data is pretty bleak on its own and a widely unequal city is bad. However, Atlanta’s ranking might be a sign of success or the victim of factors beyond our control. Atlanta’s average income for the top 5% of households exceeded $663,000 while families in the bottom half of the population earned less

President Carter Earns Top Award From Georgia Conservancy

The Georgia Conservancy paid tribute to one of it’s charter members. That man is President Jimmy Carter who received The Distinguished Conservationist award. At the November 7 ecoBenefête event, President Carter was lauded for his “profound and lasting impact on the conservation and protection of Georgia’s natural resources.” Carter was unable to attend the event

Bipartisan Resolution Marking 40th Anniversary of Iran Hostage Crisis

Senators Johnny Isakson, Richard Blumenthal and Patrick Lahey introduced a resolution marking the 40th anniversary of the Iran Hostage Crisis. The resolution was introduced on October 31 ahead of the 40th anniversary on November 4. The resolution (PDF) is currently in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Isakson said in a press release on Monday: “The

$135 Billion in Isakson-Backed Measures Approved by Senate

Senator Isakson is, shockingly, pleased with the passage of H.R. 3055. The resolution, passed on Halloween, includes the Senate’s 2020 fiscal year appropriation bills for six Cabinet-level agencies and science-related agencies. In total, the bill includes more than $135,000,000,000 in projects backed by Senator Isakson. “Key Georgia priorities including our military bases, the Centers for

Cong. Johnson to Urge DACA Recipients to Renew Status

On November 5, Congressman Hank Johnson and the Latin American Association and Informed Immigrant will host a press conference updating Atlanta on potential changes to DACA. From a press release: The press conference will take place at the Latin American Association Atlanta Outreach Center with the goal of educating DACA recipients and the Atlanta community on the