From the AJC For the past 10 months, electric scooter riders have been allowed to flout the city of Atlanta’s code by riding on sidewalks and in other areas designated for pedestrians. But that leniency ended this week. Atlanta Police officers have begun warning people who use scooters to get around town that they risk being fined
First things first: yes he bungled his response to the Mueller Report on MSNBC. However, Congressman Woodall did outline a path for bipartisanship in D.C. Part of that involves politicians (and the chattering class) divorcing themselves from the voters “who have a thirst for something.” “We’ve got to get out of that business of celebrating
The Hill brings us news that, at least two people are hoping that that will be the ticket. Soon-to-be unsuccessful Democratic presidential hopefuls Pete Buttigieg and Beto O’Rourke are courting Stacey Abrams today. The two are in Atlanta today for a Democratic Party forum and fundraiser.
Photos are here. Copying from the press release: U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., chairman of the Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, this week led a bipartisan Senate delegation to Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion by Allied forces during World War II. The 17-senator delegation joined President Donald J. Trump and
From Wednesday to Thursday our lives will be improved as four Democratic Presidential hopefuls deign to grace us with their presence. Vice President Joe Biden, Senator Corey Booker, Mayor Pete Buttegieg and former congressman Beto O’Rourke will be in Atlanta for a series of fundraisers and Thursday’s African American Leadership Summit and IWillVote Gala. Really
Gradually then all at once. In the last 24 hours Disney, WarnerMedia and NBCUniversal said if Georgia’s hearbeat bill becomes law the media giants would have to reconsider working here. Netflix said on Tuesday it would have to “reconsider” it’s Georgia investment too. A group of independent filmmakers earlier pledged to stop producing in Georgia.
Nathan’s post about the seemingly inexorable demise of small/medium-town Georgia raises a more existential question: should Georgia just prepare for the death of small towns? While rural broadband expansion is a noble idea it could just be a placeholder and an expensive one at that. All trends point to an increasingly urbanized future. The UN
Hollywood is now getting serious about creating fallout over Georgia’s new heartbeat bill. While it’s going to take a long time to be settled in court (taxpayers are rejoicing over the millions of soon-to-be spent dollars) Netflix says it will continue to film and operate in Georgia. However, in a statement to Variety, Netflix became
When DAs representing a bit over 33% percent of Georgians say they won’t enforce a law because it’s implications weren’t thought out that should be enough to say we’ve got a bad law on our hands. So, yeah, maybe the overriding lesson is that we shouldn’t have legislators grandstanding on poorly-written laws. We now have