Income Taxes Down For All Groups Except “Rich”

This week’s Courier Herald column: It’s been difficult to get a good understanding of the tax cuts passed by a Republican Congress and signed into law by President Trump.  Media coverage has generally been sporadic, and seemed to accentuate the negative whenever possible.  Shortly after the bill passed, coverage implied that most Americans would see

Remembering DeKalb’s Jim McMahan

I say this with love in my heart: there are a small number of people I can blame for drawing me into politics and public policy in DeKalb, for convincing me that it would be worth it. We lost one of them today. Jim McMahan, a former school board member, died in a boating accident

Republicans Shouldn’t Lose Focus On Local Races

Are Republicans hyper-focused on national level politics that we are ignoring our county races? Just taking a casual look at my Facebook feed, I see Georgia Republican activists seemingly more focused on Congressional, US Senate, and Presidential races more so than the local level races. We lost GA-06 and barely won GA-07 in 2018. That

Morning Reads for Friday, July 12, 2019

Save the Trestle! A good reason to stop in Statesboro (besides visiting a certain someone). Hope you weren’t going to Naw’lins anytime soon. Prime Day is on the way. This sounds really cool. Sorry, I didn’t notice. There’s an underwater Upside-down. Faster, please. Greater Love.

Democratic Senate Leader Retiring

Steve Henson will not seek reelection to the legislature next year. As Jim Galloway noted, his retirement means the Senate Democrats could be without a white male in 2020. So why the retirement? Henson says he’s old, needs to focus on “real” work and wants all his focus to be on expanding the caucus not

Privacy and Data Protection Proposed

9th District Congressman Doug Collins, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, yesterday released guiding principles for legislation he plans to draft and introduce to protect online data as the property of consumers and establish privacy protections for online users. Commenting on the proposed legislation Collins said, “Congress should empower people to protect their data and

Morning Reads – Thursday, July 11, 2019

Hall County Sheriff’s Deputy Blane Dixon to be laid to rest this morning. Peaches Kemp, Abrams’ ‘Fair Fight’ Group Bring In Large Q2 Fundraising Numbers An outside inspection of Georgia voting machines. Water-rights dispute Florida v. Georgia seems to have stalled Taxing Masters rentals. Narcan for school nurses to keep on hand? How Worries Over

Special to GeorgiaPol by Congressman Drew Ferguson (GA-3)

From time to time we publish op-eds from elected officials. Today’s from west Georgia’s own Congressman Ferguson. The USMCA is good for Third District workers, manufacturers   By Congressman Drew Ferguson In the 115th Congress, we were able to pass important legislation that directly helped Georgians across the Third District. From tax reform to funding for