Category: Politics

Opioid Settlement framework announced

Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr today announced a global settlement framework agreement between state attorneys general, local subdivisions, and Mallinckrodt (MNK), its subsidiaries, and certain other affiliates. MNK is currently the largest generic opioid manufacturer in the United States. In announcing the framework AG Carr said: Our office remains focused on holding accountable those who

Georgia joins JUUL investigation

Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Georgia has joined a bipartisan, multistate investigation of e-cigarette manufacturer JUUL Labs. The 39-state coalition is investigating JUUL’s marketing and sales practices, including targeting of youth, claims regarding nicotine content and statements regarding risks, safety and effectiveness as a smoking cessation device. The Attorney General commented: Underage vaping

Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 25

Happy Mardi Gras! Here’s your soundtrack for today. What Georgians need to know about Coronavirus. U.S. stocks took a dive yesterday, perhaps in response to the coronavirus outbreak. In 1962, Mary Frances Early was the first African-American to graduate from the University of Georgia. Today, the University will dedicate the College of Education in her

Qualifying Period For 2020 Senate And District Attorney Special Elections Set by SOS Raffensperger

From a Press Release from the Georgia Secretary of State’s office: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued calls for and announced the qualifying period for the 2020 Senate Special Election and 4 District Attorney Special Elections in Georgia. Raffensperger set the qualifying period for the upcoming special election in accordance with decades of past practice

Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President

When we think of the greatest POTUS from Georgia we probably picture more of a Principal Chalmers-esque character than a Gene Simmons-esque one. However, as you’ll see in this exclusive preview of “Jimmy Carter Rock & Roll President”, the man’s got rhythm in his heart. The “rockumentary” will kickoff the Tribeca Film Festival on April

Pensacola ruling aids Georgia

Attorney General Chris Carr praised an 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling in favor of the City of Pensacola. At question was a World War II monument in the shape of a cross in a Pensacola park. The ruling will help similar monuments including one in Fort Oglethorpe along the trail in the Chickamauga

Morning Reads for Friday, February 21, 2020

Over-achievers, we are.  Savannah State has a problem. Clemson buys out Wisconsin contract to play Georgia in 2021 opener. Seen any Tiny Doors lately?  Faster, please. Pass the popcorn. Everyone is sick of this rain.  At least we don’t have ice volcanoes.  Is it possible for both of them to lose?  Don’t use your phone

Doug Collins for Director of National Intelligence? Nope

President Trump is making some news this evening. President Trump tells White House travel pool on Air Force One he is considering Rep Doug Collins for Director of National Intelligence.— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) February 21, 2020 The President has made earlier remarks that indicated he would like to avoid a November showdown between Congressman Collins