Morning Reads For Friday, January 18th

Howdy. Filling in today, so the format will be…whatever it is. Also, M.L.K Day is Monday. Get your banking and postal errands done today. Georgia: Governor Kemp proposed a $27.5 Billion budget yesterday for FY 2020, a $1.3 Billion increase from FY 2019. Teachers are proposed to get $3,000, other state employees 2%, $1 Million

Georgia Agriculture Gets More Clout in D.C.

While most issues in Washington remain hyper-partisan, there are often other divisions which often determine terms of battle – and who has the upper hand on final decisions. Agriculture is one such industry/political arena. There are a lot of folks in the mid-west that think Agriculture is their pet area. Iowa, home of the first

Woodall a Toss Up, McBath Leans Democratic

The best part about 2019 being 17 days old is we can start looking ahead to 2020 already. Larry Sabato released his first “Crystal Ball” predictions for next year’s election Thursday morning. The prognosticator finds only two competitive Georgia Races: Rob Woodall in the 7th as a toss up and Lucy McBath in the sixth

Morning Reads – Thursday, January 17, 2019

The legislature is in and they’re literally ruining everything. That is all. For now. Peaches Georgia Speaker Ralston creates group to support entertainment industry Michael Williams pleads not guilty Georgia’s Minimum Wage Is Still $5.15. That’s Not Unusual In The South Georgia’s Netflix tax in the works again? Some Georgia lawmakers seek term limits for

Rep. Ferguson to Serve on House Ways and Means

Rep. Drew Ferguson (R, GA-3) was selected to serve on the Committee on Ways and Means by the House Republican Steering Committee today. Ways and Means is the tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives and has jurisdiction over all taxation, trade, tariffs and other revenue-raising measures. The full House will confirm the appointment in

Senate Names Chairmen For New Session

New Year, New Lieutenant Governor, New Senate Committee Assignments. Some notable changes from last year: Senator P.K. Martin is now the Chair of the Senate Education and Youth Committee, replacing Senator Lindsey Tippins who now chairs Senate Higher Ed. Health and Human Services is now chaired by Senator Ben Watson, with Renee Unterman moving to

Mid-Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 15

Good morning! It’s Day 2 of the Legislative Session. Volkswagen is opening a second assembly plant in Chattanooga. Why are there two headstones embedded in runway 10 at SAV? The Mayor of Austell is retiring after three decades in office. The litigation over seismic testing in South Carolina continues. The fishing season is open for