Category: Business & Economy

Action Needed On Energy Now

This week’s Courier Herald column: The war against Covid-19 has at least two main fronts.  We are simultaneously battling a virus while searching for effective treatments and a vaccine.  Lawmakers and policymakers are also attempting to make sure the recession that will be caused by our “Great Time Out” doesn’t turn into a sustained depression. 

Covid-19 And The Great Time Out

This week’s Courier Herald column: The byproduct of a nation whose collective citizenry spending most of their focus and energy on immovable gridlock is that policy ceases to exist as the battleground.  Instead of working to push for policy changes in Washington, we’ve acquiesced to wearing our virtues on our sleeves and deeming anyone with

Legislators Seek To Remove Georgia’s Pole Tax

Georgia’s is currently committing broadband suppression via a virtual pole tax.  Separate bills working their way through the House and Senate are aimed at removing barriers that would reduce the cost to deploy high speed internet services.  Supporters of the legislation say it would pave the way to more broadband coverage in rural areas.  Opponents

Legislative Priorities Becoming Clear; Economic Outlook Cloudy

This week’s Courier Herald column: It’s been an unusual session of the Georgia General Assembly, even for a gathering where the first rule is to expect the unexpected.  It’s been a long time since fissures within the governing majority in Georgia were as public, and with policy proposals and priorities as disparate. Much of the