Please continue to remember Jon in your prayers.
On this date in 1880, John Stevens patented the grain crushing mill. The mill increased flour production by 70 percent.
Good morning! It’s election day in many parts of Georgia, including Cobb County, where voters will determine if there will be another E-SPLOST.
(Fun fact! It’s not pronounced “SPLOSH!” Know it, live it, stitch it on a pillow. Please!)
Happy Pi Day! And to think we thought that was yesterday. Many thanks to Nathan for holding down Tuesday morning last week while I was on vacation.
- We already know that Daylight Savings Time is the worst. Why continue doing this to ourselves? Why are we clock masochists? (Y’all, I’m so tired.)
- 54% of Georgia births are paid for by Medicaid.
- 5 of the 18 CD6 candidates participated in a candidate’s forum in Roswell last week.
- Atlanta, one of the leading cities in the nation for STDs, is apparently also home to a robust orgy economy.
- Pilgrim’s Pride, which has chicken processing facilities in Georgia, was sued in Florida for dumping millions of gallons of wastewater in the Suwanee river over the past five years.
- Georgia is one of many states eliminating incentives for electric cars.
- It will shock approximately no one to learn that Atlanta streetcar ridership is below projections. According to a recent report, problems include the facts that the streetcar stops too frequently, it is often stuck behind cars, and it’s not actually operated by a transit agency.
- Next month, Arkansas will to execute 8 inmates in ten days. They’re cramming this in because their midazolam stockpile expires at the end of April. So.
- “Angry” parents of transgender children met with Betsy DeVos.
- A passel of motivated 17-year-olds in Wisconsin kind of voted illegally. It’s like a bad B-plot on “That ’70s Show.”
- Was Jane Austen poisoned?
- Related: If you are a Kiera Knightly kind of P&P devotee, bless your heart. Colin Firth 4EVAH.
- We love TV time-travel. (I loved Quantum Leap and sometimes when my iPhone is glitchy I tap it real hard, curse at it, and call it “Ziggy.”)
- R.E.M.’s Out of Time was released 26 years ago this past Sunday. We are all old.
Here’s what’s on the Senate floor today:
- HB 58 – Motor vehicles; reference date to federal regulations regarding the safe operation of commercial motor vehicles and carriers; update (PUB SAF-7th) Rogers-10th
- HB 86 – Domestic relations; definition of sexual abuse; expand (JUDY-45th) Oliver-82nd
- HB 157 – Medical advertising; certain certifying organizations; revise certain criteria (H&HS-45th) Kelley- 16th
- HB 174 – Insurance; insurer’s medium of payment of policy or contractual obligations; expand (I&L-14th) Lumsden – 12th
- HB 265 – Income tax; credit for establishing or relocating quality jobs; revise provisions (Substitute) (FIN-49th) Efstration-104th
House agenda for today.
Senate Bills scheduled:
HB 183 – Dept of Community Affairs; Georgia Geospatial Advisory Council; recreate (NR&E-28th) Dickey- 140th
HB 264 – Georgia World Congress Center Authority; revenue bond capacity; increase (FIN-9th) Efstration-104th
On this date in 1859 the National Association of Baseball Players adopted the rule that limited the size of bats to no more than 2-1/2 inches in diameter. It is this regulatory model that the Georgia legislature used over the next few decades to help morph it into the body it is today.
Today in the Senate: Term limits (SR 195), firefighter insurance mandates (HB 146), and IRS tax code (HB 283)
Today in the House: Resolutions and Senate companion bills
Happy Mardi Gras! Here’s the history of my favorite Mardi Gras song, “Indian Red.” Dr. John and The Wild Tchoupitoulas (along with the Meters and several Nevilles) each have terrific versions of this song, but my favorite is by Danny Barker:
can should stream WWOZ all day.
Here’s what’s on the Senate floor today:
- SB 5 – Lottery for Education; net proceeds transferred to the state treasury for credit to the Lottery for Education Account; establish the percentage (Substitute) (H ED-46th)
- SB 166 – “Nurse Licensure Compact”; Georgia Board of Nursing exercise certain powers with respect to compact; authorize (H&HS-45th)
- SB 168 – Child Abuse; permitted to access child abuse records by department, or county, or other state or local agency; extend; Central Child Abuse Registry; permit access (H&HS-49th)
- SB 103 – ‘The Pharmacy Patient Fair Practices Act’; pharmacy benefits managers; Commissioner of Insurance to promulgate certain rules and regulations; authorize (Substitute) (I&L- 53rd)
- SB 130 – Right To An Attorney; waiver of the right to counsel; provisions; clarify (Substitute) (JUDY- 19th)
- SB 183 – State Road and Tollway Authority; definition; powers of the authority; provide (TRANS- 21st)
- SB 202 – Medical Assistance; increase in the personal needs allowance to be deducted from a nursing home resident’s income; provide (Substitute) (H&HS- 33rd)
- SR 104 – State Ad Valorem Taxes; prohibit levy –CA (FIN- 31st)
On this date in 1874 Walter Winfield patented a game called “sphairistike.” More widely known as lawn tennis.