With just under a month to go until the election, the Buckhead Council of Neighborhoods held a mayoral forum on Wednesday. Jim Galloway, political columnist at the AJC, was the moderator for the event. The Council invited six of the thirteen candidates, based on fundraising, to participate in the forum – Mary Norwood, Peter Aman, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Cathy Woolard, Ceasar Mitchell and Kwanza Hall.read more
State Board of Education Chair Mike Royal says there was never any doubt that Eric Thomas was the right person to lead Georgia’s school turnaround program.read more
InsiderAdvantage has learned that two prominent state senators upset that professional football players are refusing to stand during the playing of the national anthem at National Football League games want to strike back. They want to send a message against what they call the NFL’s “permissiveness” by repealing a generous tax break in House Bill 951 that applies to an NFL stadium like Atlanta’s Mercedes Benz facility.read more
Relatively few voters went to the polls for the first day of early voting Monday in Fulton and DeKalb counties. That may be because many voters remain undecided in the race to become Atlanta’s mayor.read more
The Georgia Public Policy Foundation (GPPF) held its annual Legislative Policy Forum on Friday. The Forum brings together leaders on conservative policy on a variety of issues from around the nation. Georgia legislators attendance was in abundance – former Senator Josh McKoon (now Secretary of State candidate), Senator Fran Millar (R- 40 Atlanta), Sen. Kay Kirkpatrick (R- 32 Marietta), Representative Sharon Cooper (R- 43 Marietta), Rep. Beth Beskin (R- 54 Atlanta) were all there, in addition to others.read more
This is the second part of a two-part series by our staff writer.
As reported yesterday, Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr isn’t alone in his fight against opioid abuse. Based on a report submitted to President Donald Trump by the White House Commission on Combatting Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, the president has also officially declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency.read more
This is the first of a two-part series by our staff writer.
Opioid addiction is the country’s latest epidemic. Public health officials have called the current opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history, killing more than 33,000 people in 2015. It’s showing no signs of letting up— and Georgia is not immune.read more
The Georgia Secretary of State’s office this week is investigating a claim that a Rockdale County Shell station is guilty of offering free gas for people providing evidence that they’ve voted – a felony according to Georgia elections law.read more
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On November 7th , voters will head to the polls to choose the new leader of one of the most diverse and quickly growing cities in the country. The City of Atlanta is an economic and cultural powerhouse which has benefitted immensely under the leadership of Mayor Kasim Reed, and the time is quickly approaching to choose his successor.
The world of transgenderism has come to the city school system of Decatur (CSD), and things look bleak for reality-based Decatur families. This was apparent from the largely respectful but sometimes emotional discussion at last week’s Board of Education meeting.
How many illegal aliens have benefitted from former President Barack Obama’s DACA amnesty? That’s a question that should get a closer review. A U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) report (page 6) dated September 4 on the numbers of illegal aliens with “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) status in each state does not match with the number of DACA recipients to whom Georgia says it has issued a drivers license.