Category: Politics

House Majority Whip Trey Kelley Announces Whip Team

Georgia House Majority Whip Trey Kelley has announced the team of folks that will count (and sometimes secure) votes for Republicans in the House over the next two years. Kelley said in a press release, “Our Whip team consists of military veterans, practicing physicians, and small business owners. Having the ability to draw from such

GA lawmaker wants ‘sexual orientation’, ‘gender identity’ added to protected class list

Add sexual orientation, gender identity, and age to list list of protected classes. That’s the initiative of one Georgia lawmaker who has filed legislation to make it so. State Representative Sandra Scott, a Democrat from Rex, Georgia who has worked as an educator, filed House Bill 19 to expand the state civil rights law protecting

Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 22

Good morning! New Orleanians are ALL IN. Highlights from yesterday’s MLK service at Ebenezer Baptist Church. Stacey Abrams began her “Thank You” tour of Georgia yesterday. In Brunswick, for whom the bridge has a toll. Incorporation for Skidaway Island is back on the agenda. Take note, suburban Republicans: three GOP state reps from suburban districts

Marqus Cole Announces for GA-7

Marqus Cole has announced he is running for the GA-7 congressional seat as a Democrat in 2020. The seat, currently held by Rep. Rob Woodall (R), has been categorized as a toss-up race by Larry Sabato. A press release from the campaign states about Cole: “Marqus Cole is a local attorney, former prosecutor, graduate of

Morning Reads For Friday, January 18th

Howdy. Filling in today, so the format will be…whatever it is. Also, M.L.K Day is Monday. Get your banking and postal errands done today. Georgia: Governor Kemp proposed a $27.5 Billion budget yesterday for FY 2020, a $1.3 Billion increase from FY 2019. Teachers are proposed to get $3,000, other state employees 2%, $1 Million

Georgia Agriculture Gets More Clout in D.C.

While most issues in Washington remain hyper-partisan, there are often other divisions which often determine terms of battle – and who has the upper hand on final decisions. Agriculture is one such industry/political arena. There are a lot of folks in the mid-west that think Agriculture is their pet area. Iowa, home of the first

Woodall a Toss Up, McBath Leans Democratic

The best part about 2019 being 17 days old is we can start looking ahead to 2020 already. Larry Sabato released his first “Crystal Ball” predictions for next year’s election Thursday morning. The prognosticator finds only two competitive Georgia Races: Rob Woodall in the 7th as a toss up and Lucy McBath in the sixth