On Friday afternoon, the Senate took a final vote on an amended SB 213, a bill much overshadowed by the Atlanta airport, heartbeats, and coal ash. In case you’re unfamiliar with SB 213, it has to do with donation disclosures by our state representatives and senators. Since 2014, there has been a report due on
Some days, I wish there were 100 Johnny Isaksons in the Senate. Today is one of those days. 800,000 Americans, including 71,000 Georgians, are in the middle of a tug-of-war of wills. Make no mistake, the President caused this shutdown back in December when his party still controlled all three branches of government. You can
I’m an Augustan by birth, and no matter where in the state, country, or world I may live, Augusta politics has always held a special place in my heart. That’s saying something, because at times, Augusta politicians can be horribly frustrating and demoralizing. We’re responsible for both Linda Schrenko and Charles Walker, for example. We’ll
Oh, the joys of tight elections! They bring out the best in some of us, but then there’s the mayhem caused by bad actors… Between August 2014 and May 2016, I voted in North Carolina. That was two years of sheer craziness because North Carolina is well known for being the purplest of purple states.
Yesterday, U.S. District Court Judge Leigh Martin May denied Secretary of State Brian Kemp’s request to pause an injunction regarding the state’s “signature match” law. Last week, May ordered Kemp’s office not to toss absentee ballots where the signature didn’t exactly match the voter’s registration. Kemp had asked that May stay the order while his office
According to the Washington Post, Oprah Winfrey is coming to campaign in Georgia for Stacey Abrams. If you’re in the Marietta or Decatur area tomorrow, you may have a shot of seeing Lady O. The pair of events will be conversations “on the critical value of women in leadership and what is at stake for
Did you know we had a giant peanut statue? No? Why, it’s the biggest peanut statue in the world! Or, it was… As Charlie recently pointed out, Hurricane Michael devastated south Georgia. The property loss is in the tens of millions. Crop damage is horrific, not to mention the loss of lives. All of these things are
Yesterday in Jefferson County, 40 African American senior citizens were denied a ride to the polls for the second day of early voting because of a “BBQ Becky.” In case you’re unaware of who BBQ Becky is, she is the lady who called police in Oakland, California this past May on some African American men
Back in April, Jim Galloway reported that Democrats and Republicans have developed different language for what essentially amounts to the same thing – Medicaid expansion. Whether you call it a Medicaid waiver or Medicaid expansion, they’re both ways to cover folks that have been in the coverage gap in Georgia since the Patient Protection and
Nothing like learning you’re not going to lose an additional $81 a month on a Friday afternoon. That was the good fortune of Georgia’s state retirees on UnitedHealthcare’s standard Medicare plans last Friday, according to the Department of Community Health. The board had earlier voted to raise the rate, but reversed that decision last week.