Author: IrishPat

Opioid Settlement framework announced

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. MNK is currently the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States. In announcing the framework AG Carr said: Our office remains focused on holding accountable those who

Georgia joins JUUL investigation

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia has joined a bipartisan, multistate investigation of e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs. The 39-state coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including targeting of youth, claims regarding nicotine content and statements regarding risks, safety and effectiveness as a smoking cessation device. The Attorney General commented: Underage vaping

Pensacola ruling aids Georgia

Attorney General Chris Carr praised an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in favor of the City of Pensacola. At question was a World War II monument in the shape of a cross in a Pensacola park. The ruling will help similar monuments including one in Fort Oglethorpe along the trail in the Chickamauga

Gurtler announces for Congress

In an exclusive for WJRB/WJUL’s Mountain Mornings, State Representative Matt Gurtler announced his intention to seek the 9th Congressional seat currently held by Congressman Doug Collins. With Collins challenging Senator Kelly Loeffler, the open seat has attracted State Senator John Wilkinson, State Representative Kevin Tanner, former Congressman Paul Broun and now Representative Gurtler. Speculation continues

Dr. NO maybe a “Yes”

In an email to supporters and a post on Facebook, 8th District State Representative Matt Gurtler indicated he is considering greener pastures than the Georgia House floor. The openings in Georgia’s 9th Congressional District and District 50 in the State Senate might be friendlier to self-proclaimed principled conservative. With the announcement of Congressman Doug Collins

Competition in 2nd Congressional District

Politics in Georgia’s 2nd Congressional District just got a little more interesting as my good friend, Don Cole, has announced his intention to challenge incumbent Congressman Sanford Bishop. Born in born in Barnesville and growing up in Bonaire, Don has a long history of conservative leadership in southwest Georgia. In announcing his candidacy, Cole observed

Dr. NO strikes early

Yesterday the House passed HR882, a resolution recognizing and commending President Donald J. Trump and the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces and intelligence agencies on their successful military operation that neutralized Qasem Soleimani, by a vote of 93-68. The vote was generally along party lines with a glaring exception. Representative

Attorney General Chris Carr welcomed Ivanka Trump

Attorney General Chris Carr welcomed Advisor to the President, Ivanka Trump, to Georgia yesterday as part of a discussion with state and federal leaders and the Trump Administration about efforts to combat human trafficking nationwide. Federal, state, and local law enforcement and representatives from the White House gathered at Wellspring Living, an Atlanta-based nonprofit assisting domestic sex

Secretary of State and Georgia Cyber Center partnership

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the Georgia Cyber Center at Augusta University announced Wednesday their partnership on protecting Georgia’s election system against cybercrime. The University’s School of Computer and Cyber Sciences and the Georgia Cyber Center will work with the Secretary of State’s Office to help ensure the security and integrity of Georgia’s electronic