It’s Back! Fantasy Sports Games Bill Re-Emerges

It was two years ago when InsiderAdvantage was the first to report that the Georgia Lottery Corp. questioned the legality of fantasy sports games in Georgia. Its Sept. 23, 2016 letter to the nation’s two major fantasy sports companies questioned what “legal authority” they had to “independently operate fantasy sports games within the state of Georgia pursuant to Georgia law.”

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House Democrats Strongly Oppose New Voting Machine Legislation

Getting down to crunch time in the legislative session and a few items are still up in the air. There are four days left so committees are clearing the decks and holding final meetings on legislation as time runs out for it to hit the floor. One such bill is Senate Bill 403, the bill that would update Georgia’s voting technology and machines.

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Georgia Power embraces solar energy

While some critics have accused Georgia Power of being late to the game when it comes to pushing for renewable energy options, the utility has made a major push to increase its presence in the solar power market – and it is well ahead of schedule.  

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Lawmakers seek N Fulton tax protections

State Representative Jan Jones (R-Milton), Speaker Pro-Tempore of the Georgia House of Representatives, joined Senator John Albers (Roswell) and Senator Fran Millar (Atlanta) in announcing passage of several bills that would provide North Fulton homeowners extensive protections against property tax reassessments.

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HB 787 Approval Needed to Help State Charter School Students Flourish

This week, I along with a group of other dedicated educators and charter school leaders, made time to attend the Senate Education and Youth Committee Hearing to share our story and express our support for House Bill 787.  Due to time constraints, we did not get the opportunity to speak before the committee, so while some of us will be back next Monday, March 19, I wanted to take this opportunity to share my perspective on behalf of the 1,000+ members of the Coweta Charter Academy community. 

Red, Purple, & Blue: The Blue Wave is Building

Since the election of the current American president, people have been speculating about the potential for a resurgence of Democratic victories throughout the country. So far, that theory has proven largely true, with Democrats outperforming in the majority of states that have held special elections since the president’s inauguration. The predictive power of special elections is highly questionable, of course, but it does provide a sense of the mood of the electorate.

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Debate swirls over voting law changes

While most legislators at the State Capitol agree that Georgia’s voting system needs some sort of overhaul, debate is heating up over just what the new process might look like.  State Sen. Bruce Thompson’s SB 403, which has already passed the Senate, would swap the state back to paper ballots.  In the House though there is concern over how recount or audit processes might play out and what technology should be used to ensure ultimate security.  A well supported idea now sees debate rising up over its implementation, and its fate in the House is now DRIFTING…

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