Author: Teri

Morning Reads for Tuesday, May 18

Good morning! It’s a great day in Georgia. Dr. Fauci spoke to Emory grads this weekend and his remarks included discussion about how the COVID-19 pandemic revealed the results of generations of systemic racism in the healthcare system. The latest in the awful saga of the Golden Ray: fire and (more) pollution. Representative Barry Fleming was

Morning Reads for Tuesday, May 11

Good morning! Don’t panic! Kemp’s signing the repeal of Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law yesterday is a “birthday gift to Ahmad Arbery.” Most of the Georgia mass vaccination sites are set to wind down — but not until after you’ve hopefully had the chance to get your kids age 12+ vaccinated! Matt Gaetz and Marjorie Taylor

Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 27

Good morning! Spring is in full bloom, and the preliminary census numbers are in! At least part of why Kelly Loeffler lost the Senate runoff is because rural white Republicans stayed home on Runoff Day. The Stone Mountain Park CEO announced changes to how the Confederacy is commemorated at the Park — and why these

Morning Reads for Tuesday, April 20

Good morning! Apparently, today’s date is one with some significance to a certain population. Walter Mondale, the Vice President who forged a true partnership with President Jimmy Carter, died yesterday at age 93.  EPA scientist knew that ethylene oxide was a health threat, and that the air in communities across the US — including four

Daily Reads for Tuesday, April 13

Today’s must-read story: this completely bonkers account of the bonkers shenanigans involving the bonkers high school football program at Valdosta High School. If you read the phrase, “Georgia High School Association,” realize that you’re reading it in the New York Times, then you either involuntarily hold your breath or roll your eyes – enjoy! Governor

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