Georgia Chamber of Commerce President Chris Clark yesterday declared during the Eggs and Issues breakfast at the World Congress Center that the business organization will vigorously promote capitalism and private enterprise in opposition to socialism.read more
As Chairman of the Senate School Safety Study Committee, Sen. John Albers (R–Roswell) spent much of his time between legislative sessions listening to testimony from teachers, students, parents, administrators and others about school safety.read more
Following his swearing in on Monday, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, with the help of the aptly named Senate Committee on Assignments, wasted little time in announcing the Senate’s committee chairs for the first session of the 155th Georgia General Assembly.read more
In late December state Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) prefiled Senate Bill 2, which would authorize Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) to offer broadband services to their customers. The bill is one of three that Gooch will introduce this year to expand the availability of broadband and 5G technology throughout the state.read more
Before a packed crowd at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion on Monday, Kemp dropped “governor-elect” from his title, and took the oath as the state’s next governor as he stood with his wife Marty and their three daughters Jarrett, Lucy and Amy Porter.read more
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) is looking for ways to permanently prevent federal government shutdowns. Friday while in the midst of a partial government shutdown, he joined his colleagues in reintroducing legislation the believes would move government toward fiscal stability, and end threat of future shutdowns.read more
The Secure, Accessible and Fair Elections (SAFE) Commission voted 13-3 Thursday to recommend to state lawmakers that Georgia replace its paperless electronic voting machines with machines that record votes and then print a record. Lawmakers are expected to decide on criteria for a new system during the legislative session that begins Monday.read more
Jim Durrett, executive director of the Buckhead Community Improvement District, recently sat down with our friends at Metro Atlanta CEO to discuss his organization’s goals in 2019.read more
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Anything worth doing is worth taking your time to do, according to an old proverb. While there’s a kernel of truth to this platitude, the state of Georgia apparently took this advice to the extreme. Consider this: The United States ratified the 21st Amendment to repeal Prohibition in 1933. Georgia, on the other hand, still hasn’t ratified it. But that may change soon, because Rep. Scot Turner, R-Holly Springs, recently pre-filed HR 4 to formally approve the 21st Amendment.
As a somewhat new Georgia senator, I am still learning about how our political system works, and I have some thoughts about the general climate in the Legislature that opens today. I also have a somewhat unique perspective on healthcare issues filtered by my background as an orthopaedic surgeon and business leader.
Like the underachieving student in the back of the class, Georgia recently earned a C grade for its regulation of the insurance market, as laid out in the annual Insurance Regulation Report Card issued by the R Street Institute.