Author: Zack Lindsey

SB 131- Georgia Major Airport Authority Act

On Wednesday, Senate Bill 131 was introduced by Senator Burt Jones (R-Jackson) to create a state authority to oversee the now-Atlanta controlled Hartsfield-Jackson airport. Atlanta touts the Hartsfield-Jackson airport as Georgia’s largest economic asset, with an estimated regional impact of $64 billion and 448,696 jobs. In December 2018, a Senate study committee led by Senator

Enacted Spending Bill Includes Trade Relief for Georgia Businesses

Federal spending bill meant to avert another government shutdown expands the business exemption process for China tariffs. Business reliant on one of the lion-share of Chinese goods subjected to U.S. tariffs will soon be able to petition the U.S. Trade Representative for an exemption from the additional duties. Several businesses across Georgia are expected to

Agriculture Relief Badly Needed. “Enough is Enough.”

Hurricane Michael moved through southwest Georgia on October 10th and 11th in 2018, causing more than $2.5 billion in losses to the state’s agriculture industry. The state government passed disaster relief initiatives during a special legislative session in November but are still waiting on the federal government to send additional aid. On Friday, Governor Brian

Cox Sells Majority Stake in TV Stations

Cox Enterprises reached a deal with Apollo Management Group, an international investment firm, to sell a majority stake in Cox Media Group. Cox Media Group owns 14 television stations, including WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia. The acquisition follows a nationwide consolidation trend for television stations and comes as regulators at the Federal Communications Commission debate loosening

Real Talk: Why the State Can’t Just Takeover the Hartsfield Jackson Airport.

In December, the Senate Study Committee released its findings regarding a potential takeover of the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. The Senators supported a state takeover, citing management structural issues with a city managed airport, a federal bribery scandal engulfing Atlanta and a Federal Aviation Authority probe into Atlanta’s misuse of airport funds. Now, those Senators are gearing

Edward Lindsey Turns 60

It feels like every year, my family celebrates the birthday of Edward Lindsey. This was an exciting year for my father, he served as legal counsel for the Brian Kemp gubernatorial campaign, traveled to Africa for three weeks to visit my twin in the peace corps, and grew a beard for the first time in over

Rep. Loudermilk and Staff Are Safe After Shooting

Via the AJC…Georgia congressman, Barry Loudermilk and his Chief of Staff Rob Adkerson, are safe after ball field shooting in D.C. suburb. Horrific reports of “a number of congressmen and congressional staffers lying on the ground, and at least one of them was wounded.” These congressmen and staffers are good, kind-hearted, people. Many of the