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

14th District Gets Another New Candidate For Congress

Republicans in Georgia’s 14th congressional will have another candidate to consider to succeed Congressman Tom Graves. Kyle Perkins announced his candidacy for Congress on Facebook today. In a letter posted on the Paulding Republican Women Facebook Group today, he mentions that he has been politically involved for a couple of years. The native Midwesterner and

Secretary of State Raffensperger Backs Bill To Codify Special Election Practice

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger issued a press release a few days ago saying that he backs HB 757. The bill would codify the process of setting special election qualifying dates–a process that has been followed by state officials for about four decades now–into state law. The bill that’s being carried by House Judiciary Chairman

Trump Re-Election Teams for Georgia Announced

President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign teams have been announced in a joint press release from the campaign and the Republican National Committee: Donald J. Trump for President. Inc. and the Republican National Committee (RNC) today announced the members of the Georgia Trump Victory effort. which will win the great state of Georgia once again for

Dr. NO strikes early

Yesterday the House passed HR882, a resolution recognizing and commending President Donald J. Trump and the brave men and women of the United States Armed Forces and intelligence agencies on their successful military operation that neutralized Qasem Soleimani, by a vote of 93-68. The vote was generally along party lines with a glaring exception. Representative

Morning Reads for Friday, January 17, 2020

Atlanta in the 1920’s. MLK events around town. Good advice. But it’s better, right? No kidding (said from the blissful quiet of the half-empty “collaborative” office space). Is the Yoko comparison too harsh?  Or not harsh enough? Who wants one of these? Feats of strength. Or something. Laws are for little people. I could go