Category: Politics

When Is A Surplus Not A Surplus?

This week’s Courier Herald column: For the second year in a row, the state of Georgia’s fiscal coffers are overflowing.  Literally. The state’s rainy day fund is at its legal limit.  Funds from tax revenues are still coming in above projection.  There is still some federal Covid relief money yet to be spent.  It’s an

Rep. Jon Burns Now Speaker Jon Burns

Rep. Jon Burns was officially elected by acclimation as the 75th Speaker of the Georgia House today. Speaker Burns had no opposition. A press release from the Georgia House states: “I am honored to have the trust and confidence of my colleagues in the House to serve as their Speaker,” said Speaker Burns. “My vision

Draft Colton Moore For Congress!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of anything else that would draw everyone, from teenagers to geriatrics, to watch hours of CSPAN three days in a row. Americans are engaged. And a few Republicans are giving them what they want and need. Congress has had an approval rating in the teens for

A Belated Thank You Note To Speaker David Ralston

This week’s Courier Herald column: David Ralston became Speaker of Georgia’s House in 2010.  While most outsiders were secure in knowing that Georgia had spent the past 8 years flipping to a solidly Republican state, there were serious problems below the surface.  The GOP front runner to succeed Governor Sonny Perdue was mired in scandal,