Category: Politics

Morning Reads for Monday, January 27, 2020

“Budget Week” is officially over and this week promises to be a busy one under the Gold Dome. Longtime auto dealer launching new transportation service Several events across Georgia scheduled to highlight National School Choice Week 2 dead after small plane crash in Georgia State praises “record year” for jobs, work force in Georgia Georgia

Gov. Kemp Announces Record Low Unemployment

Gov. Kemp announced today that Georgia added more than 70,000 jobs during the last twelve months. This brings the number of Georgia jobs to 4.65 million, a record for Georgia, and unemployment at 3.2%, another record. 1 out of 7 of the new jobs included three critical areas: education and health services; leisure and hospitality;

Morning Reads for Friday, January 24, 2020

Remember the definition of insanity.  That would buy a whole lotta chicken.  The dire predictions of Thunder Dome, but worse, are greatly exaggerated.  Prayers for a blog friend, Kathy.  Invest in some of those germs masks, they said.  My face.  My business.   Beautiful, brilliant Cardiff.  Faster, please.  Yet another reason to hate dementia. RIP Terry

Boyd Austin Announces for GA Senate 31

A press release sent out today announces that Mayor Boyd Austin of Dallas, Georgia will run for the Georgia State Senate in District 31 as a Republican. Sen. Bill Heath (R, Bremen) currently occupies the seat, but Sen. Heath previously announced his retirement at the end of 2020. The seat covers all of Polk and

Georgia Earns Top Marks For Workforce Development

Governor Brian Kemp’s office has sent word that Georgia has been named the top state for workforce development in the South Atlantic Region, according to Site Selection Magazine. Availability of qualified workers, and the state’s ability to train workers to meet demands, is often a key criteria in overall competitiveness rankings when publications like Site

Georgia and Trump’s Impeachment

With Rep. Doug Collins and Sen. David Perdue standing as very vocal supporters of President Trump, Georgia has garnered a lot of media attention nationwide. Over the last day alone, Rep. Doug Collins has been added to President Trump’s Impeachment Team, Sen. David Perdue has continued his vocal support, and the AJC states that its

GA Budget Hearings Begin Today

Good morning. As Teri noted in the Morning Reads, it is budget week in Georgia. For Legislators, borrowing a phrase from yesterday, it’s a week on, not a week off. This year in particular. To be charitable, there’s a bit of daylight between the Governor’s office and the legislature on the budget, and there are

Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 21

Good morning! It’s Budget Week. At the annual Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative service at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, his daughter Bernice shared a message of unity during a time of political discord. (Many, many candidates were present to hear this message.) There was a car fire inside the Golden Ray. The Canadian Broadcasting