GA House Announces Committee Leadership Appointments

From a press release: ATLANTA – Today, the House Committee on Assignments, chaired by Speaker Jon Burns (R-Newington), announced committee leadership appointments for the 2023-2024 legislative session. “Our House has a strong bench of leaders ready to roll up their sleeves and go to work for the people of Georgia, and our committee leadership roster

Georgia’s Capitol Isn’t Washington’s

This Week’s Courier Herald column: I made the move to writing columns for print newspapers and online publications 12 years ago this month.  The goal, then and now, was to try to bring a view of state government’s operations and workings to Georgia’s voters, citizens, and taxpayers.  Inherent in that goal but spoken less frequently

Rep. Jon Burns Now Speaker Jon Burns

Rep. Jon Burns was officially elected by acclimation as the 75th Speaker of the Georgia House today. Speaker Burns had no opposition. A press release from the Georgia House states: “I am honored to have the trust and confidence of my colleagues in the House to serve as their Speaker,” said Speaker Burns. “My vision

Draft Colton Moore For Congress!

I don’t know about you, but I can’t think of anything else that would draw everyone, from teenagers to geriatrics, to watch hours of CSPAN three days in a row. Americans are engaged. And a few Republicans are giving them what they want and need. Congress has had an approval rating in the teens for

America Is Right To Continue Aid To Ukraine

This week’s Courier Herald column: The Christmas story, as told in the Gospel of Luke, contains the following phrase as part of one verse: “And on earth peace, good will toward men.” Ten months ago tanks rolled across the Russian border with Ukraine and quickly captured much of Ukraine’s eastern territories.  Suddenly, the almost unthinkable

Conservatives Should Support Cobb Commissioners On Home Rule

One of the most intriguing stories of the year is the situation surrounding the Cobb County Board of Commissioners’ decision to invoke home rule to change their district map, rejecting the district map passed by the General Assembly. While it may seem straightforward, it is more nuanced. It deals with political philosophy fundamentals and constitutional

Happy Holidays.  All Of Them.

This week’s Courier Herald column: Welcome to the midpoint of our holiday season.  We’ve got Thanksgiving in the bank, Hanukkah underway as of December 18th, Christmas on the 25th, and then of course New Year’s just around the corner.   In Georgia, it’s not only permissible but now encouraged to consider the holiday season ending