Author: Teri

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

Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 26

Good morning! Today is the 5th day of the 2021 Legislative Session. It is easier than ever to follow along at the General Assembly’s spiffy new website! WANTED: one new chancellor for the University System of Georgia. Many homebound elderly Georgians are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. How will they get their shot? More

Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 19

Good morning! Today is the last day of the Trump presidency. Here are the results of the final poll of the Trump presidency. Major takeaways: While 43% of Americans give Trump a positive approval rating, most Republicans think he’s still pretty great, and only 21% of Republicans polled believe Joe Biden legitimately won the presidential