Tag: Georgia General Assembly

Self-declared Anti-corruption Lawmaker Hit With Ethics Complaint

State Representative David Clark, R-Buford, who recently qualified for re-election after announcing last summer that he would not seek re-election but keep “holding the powerful accountable and continuing to call out corruption” was hit with an ethics complaint from a constituent last week. The complaint states, “David Clark has made over $5000 in reimbursements to

House Democratic Caucus Elects Officers

The House Democratic Caucus sent the following release: ATLANTA – The House Democratic Caucus met and elected its key leaders on Tuesday, November 10, 2020. The Minority Caucus elected the following caucus members for leadership positions: State Rep. James Beverly (D-Macon), House Minority Leader; State Rep. Billy Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain), House Minority Caucus Chairman; State Rep.

The “Original 33” from the Georgia General Assembly.

Today at the Georgia Capitol, the Legislative Black Caucus hosted a press conference to commemorate the “Original 33.”  This often-forgotten moment in Georgia history both highlights how much we have progressed while also reminding us that the foundation of our government has inherent flaws.  Trying to build a balanced and fair government on top of

Georgia’s Brilliant Plan to Dump The Tax-Free Weekend

Georgia will not be holding its tax-free weekend this August. WRDW has a crying Oprah GIF. The Macon Telegraph uses phrases like “Georgia shoppers will miss out” and “legislators shut down the sales tax-free weekend.” But is that really the case, or is this a surprisingly shrewd move from the Gold Dome? The annual tax-free weekend started

Yarbrough: Adoption Law Update Fiasco a Rancid Sausage; Cagle and Shafer Implicated in Disgusting Creation

Dick Yarbrough is the latest to weigh in on the debacle that killed Rep. Bert Reeves’ adoption law update on the last day of the 2017 session of the Georgia General Assembly. His words aren’t kind, nor should they be. I’ve seen us lose more good and necessary legislation (locally and federally) to purposefully-toxic amendments than I