Author: Teri

Midday Reads for Tuesday, April 6

Hello there! It’s probably best that I was delayed in writing this post this morning since had I not waited, I could not share this breaking #gapol news: Scorpion Stings Frog! State Representative Erick Allen is running for Lieutenant Governor! I admit, I’m awfully fond of my fellow Cobb County representative. You know who else

Sine Die Eve Reads for March 30, 2021

Good afternoon! Tomorrow is Sine Die. Today is quiet – or at least, it appears to be. Most of the hot House & Senate conference committee action today is happening behind-the-scenes. No Wild Adventures for Governor Kemp this week. What political fallout can we expect from the passage of SB 202? The citizens’ arrest overhaul

Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 23

Good morning! Today is Day 37 of the 2021 Legislative Session. Here’s today’s House Rules Calendar; highlights include the bill that would suspend pay for public officers who have been indicted on a felony charge, and something having to do with flammable vegetation. If you read only one article today, it should be this in-depth

Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 16

Good morning! Today is the 33rd Legislative Day. Here’s today’s calendar. Absolute tragedy: the principal of Dublin High School and his family were killed in a horrific accident on I-16 in Bulloch County on Sunday. Low-income children in Georgia are among many who will benefit from the Rescue Act. The relief package also dangles a

Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 9

Good morning! It’s Crossover Day +1 in the General Assembly, which means very light calendars in both chambers. Crossover Day 2020 ended up being the last day of normal in the General Assembly. What impact did COVID have on Crossover Day 2021? Crossover Day and the myth of the GOP’s big tent: what lived, what

Morning Reads for Tuesday, March 2

Good morning! Yesterday was Day 25 of the 2021 Legislative Session. To prepare for the run-up to Crossover Day, which is Monday, March 8, today and Thursday are Committee Days. You can watch all the fun here. Yesterday, the House passed what I consider to be a pretty onerous and deeply flawed election bill, and

Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 23

Good morning! Today is Day 21 of the 2021 Legislative Session. Findings in a newly-published CDC report from a study in Marietta City Schools support prioritizing teacher vaccinations. You can read the full report here. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the Water Wars case yesterday; a ruling is expected this summer. The

Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 16

Happy Mardi Gras! It’s cancelled, and it’s cold, so Real Talk: I wouldn’t be hauling myself to Zulu and Rex this morning anyway; I’d watch it on TV with a breakfast of cup of hot coffee and a slice of king cake. And the good news is that you can watch it on TV, sort

Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 9

Good morning! Today is Day 14 of the 2021 Legislative Session. Details on how 80,000 middle Georgian homes will – finally – have access to broadband internet. The Brunswick News has an excellent series on what climate change means for Georgia’s coast. iKia hopes diminished in West Point. More on additional funding in the Georgia

Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 2

Good morning! That’s right, woodchuck chuckers! It’s Groundhog Day! I’ll never forget Groundhog Day 1983, since that’s the morning when my third sister was born. She’s an ARNP on the Brain Tumor team at Seattle Children’s Hospital. We’re all very proud! Meanwhile… The GAGOP dropped a legislative package that will make it harder for busy