Author: Lawton Sack

Remembering Hank Aaron

As the news has spread of the passing of Hank Aaron today at the age of 86, remembrances of his life are being shared by some Georgia leaders. Please feel free to share your memories in the comments. Gov. Brian Kemp and Family: “Our family is heartbroken to hear the news of Hank Aaron’s passing.

House Committee Assignments Released

The House Committee on Assignments, chaired by Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), announced today the committee assignments for the 2021-2022 legislative term. Speaker David Ralston: “We have a dynamic group of leaders joining the ranks of our committee chairmen this year, and I appreciate their willingness to serve this House and the citizens of our

Text from Gov. Kemp’s State of the State

Today, Gov. Brian Kemp gave his annual State of the State address to the Georgia General Assembly. The following is the text of his speech that was graciously provided to us by Mallory Blount, Press Secretary for the Governor’s office: Lieutenant Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, Chief

Several Changes in Senate Committee Chairs

Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and the Senate Committee on Assignments announced today the new standing committee chairs for the first session of the 156th Georgia General Assembly. Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan: “These committee chairs are uniquely qualified to develop real and lasting solutions aimed at building a better Georgia. The Senate will continue to prioritize

Speaker Ralston Re-Elected

From a press release from the Georgia House of Represenatives: Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) was re-elected by his colleagues in the Georgia House of Representatives to continue his service as Speaker of the House for the 2021-2022 legislative session. Ralston has served as Speaker since 2010 and is Georgia’s 73rd Speaker of the House.

SOS Raffensperger: Elections Running Smoothly

From the office of Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger: The Senate runoff election in Georgia is running smoothly throughout the state with no reports of long lines. Wait times average just 1 minute at polling locations throughout the Peach State. “After wait times averaging just 2 minutes on November 3rd, Georgia’s election administration is hitting

Kudzu Vine 1/3/2021 Review

Each week Kudzu Vine will be providing a review of their radio show. The following is the first installment. On the first Kudzu Vine of the year, our special guest was Chuck Rocha.  Chuck joined us to discuss political messaging to Latino voters, Texas politics, and his thoughts on the Georgia Senate runoffs.  He also previewed