This week’s Courier Herald column: In last week’s column I wrote about Senator Johnny Isakson’s farewell speech. It was a direct charge to his peers to get beyond today’s hyper-partisan rhetoric and solve our country’s problems. It was not an appeal for bipartisanship for bipartisanship’s sake, but for a return to a focus on the
This week’s Courier Herald column: Johnny Isakson is preparing to be a former Senator, having also been a former member of the U.S. House, Georgia Senate, and Georgia House. As one of the founding fathers of the modern Georgia Republican Party, his career of public service spans 45 years. His retirement at the end of
The circus has come to town. Okay, the circus has been in town, but it’s about to get bigger. US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced this afternoon that the House will proceed in a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump’s actions. Speaker Pelosi has been very reserved in pursuing impeachment since Democrats gained the
We interrupt your holiday because a hurricane wants to do so as well. This morning, Governor Brian Kemp has ordered the mandatory evacuation of six Georgia coastal counties. To aid the evacuation, I-16 will have “contra-flow” beginning tomorrow, with eastbound lanes converted to additional westbound lanes in order to expedite traffic away from the coast.
As you are aware by now, Georgia’s senior US Senator Johnny Isakson will resign from his office at the end of this year. Governor Brian Kemp will have the opportunity to appoint someone to fill the vacancy until the next General Election in 2020. So, let’s speculate who may (or may not) be on that
On Wednesday morning Senator Johnny Isakson rocked Georgia’s political world by announcing he is retiring at the end of the year. Isakson has been a fixture in public service for over four decades. His name sits alongside others such as Coverdell and Gingrich in the small circle of founders of the modern Georgia Republican party.
This morning we were greeted with a bit of a surprise from Senator Isakson, with the now well covered news of his early retirement. He’s made no secret of his health challenges, and a recent fall with broken ribs combined with a newly discovered issue with his kidneys have led him to decide that it
Today, the Twitter class will have the epic Rorschach test they’ve all been waiting for. Probably a good day to avoid much social media. Former Special Counsel Robert Mueller is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee – his first public testimony since filing his report. Georgia Representative Doug Collins is the Ranking Member of the
From time to time we publish op-eds from elected officials. Today’s from west Georgia’s own Congressman Ferguson. The USMCA is good for Third District workers, manufacturers By Congressman Drew Ferguson In the 115th Congress, we were able to pass important legislation that directly helped Georgians across the Third District. From tax reform to funding for
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