The state’s current “bed tax” is set to expire in 2017, and many stakeholders are already gearing up for what could be a controversial vote in the state legislature next year.read more
Former U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., in a Thursday speech before the Georgia chapter of the National Defense Industrial Association in Cobb County, endorsed Donald Trump for president, attacked the “funding decline of our armed forces” and declared that the closing of Georgia’s Fort McPherson was “the dumbest decision.”read more
In a rather propitious bit of timing, the Atlanta Young Republicans hosted Attorney General Sam Olens at their monthly meeting on Wednesday. Olens would not comment on the “elephant” in the room, the looming rumors about his possible resignation and appointment to the job at the embroiled in controversy Kennesaw State University. He did, however, manage to answer a number of other questions.read more
From last week’s Georgia Gang – the sale of Turner Field, Trump and Hillary in a dead heat in the Peach State, and more.
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The number of Muslim mosques in the United States has grown from about 50 in 1945 to around 1,500 today— and on Tuesday night at a packed Newton County town hall meeting, attended by commissioners, there emerged strong citizen resistance to a new mosque.read more
Indiana Governor and Republican Vice Presidential candidate Mike Pence will be in town Monday for a high dollar fundraiser to support he and Presidential hopeful Donald Trump’s campaign.
Trailing in many recent national polls, and uncomfortably close in several traditionally ‘red’ states, (including Georgia) the campaign is in need of a fundraising jolt, and judging by this guest list the Peach State is primed to do its part.read more
When Congress last December passed the Every Student Succeeds Act– ESSA– it effectively returned significant power back to the states in the field of education. It replaces the No Child Left Behind law, which had been under increasing criticism in recent years from both the political Right and Left.read more
Plant Vogtle’s Units 3 and 4, the first new nuclear units built in the United States in the past thirty years(!) are continuing on in their construction, with the massive cooling towers nearly finished and the nuclear islands and turbine buildings still going up.read more
The 2016 July/August issue of James is here! Click HERE to view the magazine online, and look for it in mailboxes soon!
The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI) within the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has proposed a dangerous experiment with Part B drug payments. Under the experiment, Medicare payments would be significantly below a physician’s acquisition costs for a drug.
As Americans look away for a brief moment during the Rio 2016 Olympics, Georgia political insiders have started to meet and discuss the 2018 Georgia elections. Only the Georgia legislature, Sen. Johnny Isakson, and members of Congress are on the ballot in 2016 along with, of course, the presidential election.
The last time a Democrat carried the Peach State in a presidential election was 24 years ago, when Bill Clinton narrowly defeated President George H. W. Bush in the 1992 election. But “If the polls are to be believed, we’re in play this year,” says Professor Charles Bullock, who holds the Richard B. Russell Chair in Political Science t the University of Georgia.
Rumors had been swirling that Atlanta’s infamous Freaknik party, not seen in the city since the late 90’s, was due to resurface in 2016. According to Atrium, the venue slated to host the revival, that plan has been canceled. Said the owner, “In light of the year that black lives matter, we don’t think Freaknik does.” Tough luck for those looking forward to the event, but for those who remember the widespread atmosphere of crime that it brought, its cancellation is RISING…