Author: Zack Lindsey

Isakson Signals Support for Trump’s Budget

On Monday, President Trump released his fiscal year 2020 budget proposal. The White House is proposing a $4.7 trillion budget that includes $8.6 billion for border funding and increased defense spending. The budget proposal suggests cutting discretionary spending overall and making significant cuts to the Education Department, the Environmental Protection Agency, and international aid. The

Gov. Kemp Implements Overhaul of Sexual Harassment Policies

Georgia’s executive branch has taken meaningful early steps to curb sexual harassment in the workplace, affecting approximately 80,000 government workers and the citizens who interact with them. On Gov. Brian Kemp’s first day in office, he signed an Executive Order that will change the state’s sexual harassment policies. On Wednesday, Gov. Kemp announced he would

Rep. Collins Thinks Democrats Belong in Toontown

Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga), the House Judiciary Committee’s ranking Republican, sounded off Monday at the Democratic members of the Judiciary Committee, tweeting: People not included in Judiciary Democrats’ investigation of @POTUS: Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, and Elvis. At this rate, best case scenario for their sprawling investigation is that we FINALLY discover who framed

Perdue, Abrams, and the Federal Debt Concern in Georgia

Senator David Perdue and Republican members of the Georgia congressional delegation are sounding the alarm about the federal debt, despite a muted response at present from most in Washington. The University of Georgia, Selig Center for Economic Growth lists large federal deficits as a leading threat to Georgia’s economy. Only a rare few are talking

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