Morning Reads for Friday, January 15, 2021

Remember Tara Baker.  Mayor Bottoms nominated for National DNC position. Who wants to move to Huntsville?  Well, just Bless Her Heart. Yes, just take a step back. What will historians think of the dreadful 2020? Can you imagine the vapors at the next HOA? If this sounds like a rich guy being a jerk, it’s

Text from Gov. Kemp’s State of the State

Today, Gov. Brian Kemp gave his annual State of the State address to the Georgia General Assembly. The following is the text of his speech that was graciously provided to us by Mallory Blount, Press Secretary for the Governor’s office: Lieutenant Governor Duncan, Speaker Ralston, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, members of the General Assembly, Chief

Morning Reads – Thursday, January 14, 2021

Peaches Georgia PSC candidate says race may have been left off some ballots “Democrats in Georgia ‘outworked, out-strategized and obviously outperformed’ GOP in Senate runoffs” Activists who helped flip Georgia call for more progressive state policies Georgia state senators who backed attempts to overturn presidential election stripped of committee assignments Marjorie Taylor Greene already making

McDonald PSC Win Shows Way Forward For GOP

This week’s Courier Herald column: The first week of January was a long year in Georgia politics.  The most expensive Senate elections in history flipped two seats and control of the entire Senate.  A protest over the result of November’s elections became an occupation of the Nation’s capitol building.  Along the way many of Georgia’s

Several Changes in Senate Committee Chairs

Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan and the Senate Committee on Assignments announced today the new standing committee chairs for the first session of the 156th Georgia General Assembly. Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan: “These committee chairs are uniquely qualified to develop real and lasting solutions aimed at building a better Georgia. The Senate will continue to prioritize

Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 12

Good morning! Today is the second day of the 2021 Legislative Session. …and the upcoming session probably won’t be boring, what with the pandemic and elections and the budget (oh my!). More on the inevitable debate about access to absentee voting. Governor Kemp in his own words on the 2020 elections, the 2021 runoffs, and

Speaker Ralston Re-Elected

From a press release from the Georgia House of Represenatives: Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) was re-elected by his colleagues in the Georgia House of Representatives to continue his service as Speaker of the House for the 2021-2022 legislative session. Ralston has served as Speaker since 2010 and is Georgia’s 73rd Speaker of the House.

Kudzu Vine Review: 1/10/2021

Tonight on the show Catherine, Tim and David started off we a discussion of the disturbing events of Wednesday afternoon and where the future of our democracy goes from here. From there we welcomed our guest Niles Francis to the show. We discussed both national & Georgia political issues as well as the outlook for