Category: Legislature

Georgia State House Republican Caucus Re-Elects Officers

We got a press release from the Georgia House press office regarding election results from today’s House Republican Caucus meeting. The Caucus re-elected its officers in key leadership positions and nominated Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones (R-Milton) to their respective positions. You may remember that Rep. David Clark (R-Buford) was

State Rep. David Clark Announces Run for House Speaker If Re-elected

State Representative David Clark (R-Buford) made an announcement on Facebook this afternoon stating that he would challenge incumbent Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) should he win re-election on November 3rd. You can read the announcement in its entirety: Representative Clark points to his resolution to remove Speaker Ralston from the chair during the 2019 legislative

Guest Editorial: The Case For Virtual & In-Person Options For Schools

Editor’s Note: The following editorial was written by State Rep. Wes Cantrell (R-Woodstock). “Georgia schools have become a breeding ground for this pandemic.”       This quote was attributed to my legislative colleagues by CBS Channel 46 News. When I contacted these colleagues about this outrageous quote, one of them invited me to join him in a

State Senate Approves Plan To Boost Rural Broadband; State Launches Internet Speed Project

Rural broadband has been a hot topic over the last few years, and the transition to online instruction due to COVID-19 has shown real gaps in areas that do not have access to high-speed Internet access. The Georgia Senate passed legislation that would allow the state Public Service Commission to regulating how much electric co-ops

Tax Bill Aims To Unwind A Decade of Prosperity

This week’s Courier Herald column: When part of a governing majority, members of the political party in charge get both credit and blame for the state of current events.  Georgia’s Republicans have run for re-election several times sharing the success stories of economic transformation in the aftermath of the great recession.  Many that have taken

Covid Returns To GA Capitol

Email in-box reminds us that we’re still in session, but still also in a pandemic: While we’re all trying to work and re-establish normalcy as much as possible, it’s also time to remember that we each have some personal responsibility to keep Covid-19 from spreading.