Atlanta CBS news anchor Bobby Kaple is hoping to oust Karen Handel from her just-settled-in congressional seat. Kaple announced earlier this week he quit his job to run against Rep. Handel. If I were an ambitious Democrat, I could think of no less an intimidating foe than Handel. So if the seat can be flipped, my
This week’s Courier Herald column: It has long been a theme of this column that campaigns are antithetical to governing. The polarity of partisan bases continues to push candidates into untenable positions that are demanded by voters but lack sufficient grounding in reality for legislation and implementation. Policy nuances rarely fit on a bumper sticker,
Georgia’s 10th District Republican Party is hosting a candidate forum this morning in Millegeville. Candidates invited include Lt Governor Casey Cagle, Secretary of State Brian Kemp, State Senators Hunter Hill and Michael Williams and Marc Urbach. Not invited is new entrant Clay Tippins, who filed his candidacy a bit over three weeks ago yet was
The Atlanta Business Chronicle is reporting that the Chairman of Georgia’s Public Service Commission is not seeking re-election. “There’s an old saying that happiness doesn’t come from doing easy work,” Wise said in a statement. “I was sent here to make tough decisions, and I did my best to advance our state and its citizens.
Northwest Georgia Young Republican Beau Patton announced yesterday that he is running for state representative against incumbent Bruce Broadrick for the Dalton-centric 4th district seat: He made an announcement speech at the Northwest Georgia Young Republicans club meeting yesterday evening. “I’m not running on specific issues, I’m running to be a voice for the people
State Representative Chuck Williams (R-Watkinsville) has been named by Governor Nathan Deal as the new Director of the Georgia Forestry Commission. This means that the greater Athens area with have two new Representatives in the Georgia House for the upcoming session, as Rep Regina Quick of Athens was just named to the Superior Court Bench.
This week’s Courier Herald column. This is the third in a series discussing the state’s fiscal structure and income tax policy. You can see segment one and segment two here. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve discussed Georgia’s income tax, which accounts for half of the revenue used to balance the state’s budget every