State Patrol Officer Tony Henry Has Died

Many of you don’t know the name Tony Henry, but you’ve likely seen him, or at least seen his picture.  Georgia State Patrol Officer SFC Tony Henry was a member of Governor Nathan Deal’s protective detail.  He was also a motorcycle enthusiast, a great family man, and a friend to many at the Capitol. The

Rep Mandi Ballinger Brings New Campus Carry Bill

Yesterday, Rep Mandi Ballinger (R-Cherokee County) dropped a slightly revised “Campus Carry” bill into the hopper.  The legislature passed a similar bill last year but the measure was vetoed by Governor Nathan Deal. After the bill was passed last session, the Governor weighed in with a list of concerns.  It was late in session and

Morning Reads for 2-8-17

  “Be Thankful for What You Got” by William DeVaughn.  The following bills will be on the Senate floor on Wednesday: SB 69 – Packaging, Labeling and Registration of Organic Products and Certifying Entities; registration requirement; eliminate (AG&CA-50th) SB 78 – Adulteration and Misbranding of Food; Commissioner of Agriculture to issue a variance to certain

Collins supports better VA benefits

HR 907, introduced by Congressman Doug Collins (GA-9), improves newborn care for infants of female veterans. The bill, the Newborn Care Improvement Act,  has received widespread support from veterans advocacy groups, including Veterans of Foreign Wars, Paralyzed Veterans of America, the Military Order of the Purple Heart, the Non-Commissioned Officers Association, and the Blinded Veterans Association. Congressman

Brenda Wood Says Farewell Tomorrow Night On 11Alive.

One of the more unexpected parts of my accidental journey into blogging was becoming a political analyst for WXIA 11Alive in Atlanta. That began 6 years ago when Doug Richards was helping the station fill expanded coverage with Icepocolypse, or whatever we called it that year. Grayson “SpaceyG” Daughters and I got about ten minutes

DeVos Confirmed – Isakson Statement

There is much rending of the garments and gnashing of the teeth by liberals, teachers’ unions and educrats everywhere, as Betsy DeVos was confirmed by a vote of 51-50 to be the new Secretary of the Department of Education. Senator Johnny Isakson was one of the 51, and issued the following: “Last year, Congress worked

Former Clayton County Commissioner Pleads Guilty To Ethics Charges

From a press release: Attorney General Chris Carr today announced that Wole Ralph, former Clayton County Commissioner, entered a guilty plea to filing false campaign disclosure reports in violation of the Ethics in Government Act and received 24 months of probation. The court sentenced Ralph under the First Offender Act. “As elected officials, we have

On Atlanta Sports And Family

This is what I hope to be the last word on the Falcons’ Super Bowl performance, and perhaps my first here on my sister. Sunday wasn’t about me. For those of you that have access to my Facebook feed, you routinely see my check ins at Falcons home games. Those aren’t my tickets. They belong