While the race has been going on for quite some time, official qualifications for the 2017 Atlanta mayoral election began Tuesday and will remain open through the end of the week. This serves as one last opportunity for candidates to weigh their options and either drop out or lay down the $5,529 qualifying fee that will secure their name on the ballot on November 7th.read more
As Georgia continues to reap a windfall of filming and “Hollywood of the South” labels by much of the media, the state is working to earn a new moniker – “Nashville of the South.” Okay, that one might need work. But nonetheless, legislators are hoping a new tax credit will see similar success and bring more investment from the music industry to Georgia.read more
Chairman of Public Policy for international law firm Dentons Eric Tanenblatt yesterday sat down with Metro Atlanta CEO to share his thoughts on the upcoming mayoral race in Atlanta.read more
State Senator Michael Williams, one of four Republican candidates running for Governor in 2018, is a self-described “fearless conservative.”read more
A judge and a prosecutor said a hearing for a Somali woman accused of attacking a family with a flag pole was scheduled in error, but court documents show Aisha Ibrahim’s attorney is going to claim his client is not competent to stand trial.read more
Some months ago, not long after Attorney General Chris Carr had assumed office, he spoke at the Atlanta Young Republicans (AYR) meeting and talked about his priorities. He mentioned three items he would be focusing on – human trafficking, opioid addiction and elder abuse.read more
In spite of the drama with the bankruptcy of Westinghouse and the uncertainty surrounding the Public Service Commission’s ongoing support of the project, the installation of two new nuclear reactors at Augusta’s Plant Vogtle is carrying on as planned.read more
Voting ends soon for James Magazine’s 2017 top lobbyists, associations, and governmental affair firms. Make sure to get your picks in by this Friday, August 25th, when the ballot officially closes.read more
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The Democrats need a net gain of 25 seats to take control of the US House of Representatives. The 2nd Quarter Federal Election Commission (FEC) finance reports show the amount the candidate raised in the second three months of this year and the amount of cash-on-hand as of June 30.
In the aftermath of the Charlottesville, VA riot on August 12th, conversations around race and history have become more aggravated and amplified. In this current peak of racial tension, much attention has been given to the significance of Confederate statues and memorials, particularly in the American South.
Once upon a time, elected Democrats and Republicans were able to operate under the presumption of good faith. In the increasingly heated rhetoric on display today, both parties often find themselves vilifying one another and accusing the opposition of working to undermine the well-being of the state, the country, or even the local town. Americans should strive to remember that most elected officials in both parties work to improve the places in which they live, despite having different ideas on how to make that happen. Of course, some ideas are better than others.