Author: Nathan

Small Cell Tech Is Making Its Way Through Legislature

Earlier in February, HB 184 worked its way through the Georgia House. The legislation, sponsored primarily by House Ways and Means Chairman Brett Harrell, will streamline the permitting process and the process of acquiring the right-of-way for wireless providers in the deployment of 5G technology. The House passed the bill 170-1 and is now sitting

#GAGOP Round-up: County Convention Edition

Well, 10a on Saturday, March 9th came and went. New leadership has been elected (or re-elected) in the various county GOPs across our great state. A few announcements were made including a third entrant into the Georgia Republican Party chairman’s race. Former State Senator David Shafer announced at the Gwinnett County Republican Convention. In his

SB 2 and SB 108 Pass Senate

Senate Bill 2, a bill to allow Georgia’s Electric Membership Corporations to provide broadband service, passed the Senate today. In a press release, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan praises the Senate for passing SB 2 as a step forward in addressing rural broadband: “Broadband access is critical to Georgia’s economic future,” said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan.

#GAGOP Round-Up: Over 80K Precinct Mass Meeting Edition

For all y’all who many not be accustom to the organizational proceedings of the Georgia Republican Party, yesterday was the first step in the process of the 2019 GAGOP convention cycle where counties with over 80,000 in population conducted precinct mass meetings across our state. It’s the first time I’ve actually lived in an over-80,000

Georgia House Overwhelmingly Votes To Name New Judicial Complex After Governor Nathan Deal

Earlier today, the Georgia House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to name the new state judicial complex being built after former Governor Nathan Deal. Only two state representatives voted against House Resolution 1: Rep. Matt Gurtler (R-Tiger) and freshman Rep. Colton Moore (R-Trenton). First legislation passed in the Georgia House this session names the new judicial

Matt Barton Wins House Seat Held By The Late John Meadows

Most of the news is focused on President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address and former Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams’ rebuttal. Abrams’ speech has probably occupied most of the #gapol space tonight, but there was an election today to fill the seat held by the late Representative John Meadows. In today’s special election

Michael Welsh Announces For GAGOP Secretary

As current Secretary of the Georgia Republican Party Kirk Shook vacates his post to take a position in Governor Brian Kemp’s administration as Director of the Georgia Nonpublic Postsecondary Education Commission, an announcement comes from former 12th District Chairman Mike Welsh on his intent to become the next secretary of the GAGOP. From his Facebook