Kemp’s Budget Cuts Are a Welcome Reversal

  Few governors request state agencies to revise and reduce their budgets when the economy is humming, but Brian Kemp isn’t your average governor. He recently sent instructions to his agency chiefs to cut spending. Specifically, he requested a 4 percent reduction...

Smyrna Pumps Brakes on Scooter Ban

  The band Montrose famously sang, “Get on your bad motor scooter and ride!” But depending on how things shake out, some forms of motor scooting may become illegal in Smyrna, Georgia. That’s because the Smyrna city council has been tinkering with the idea of...

No, Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia Isn’t Dead

  In a memorable scene from the comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” a government official meanders through a plague-infested village screaming, “Bring out your dead!” — presumably for burial. This somber scene is interrupted when a villager tries to deliver...

Rep. Harrell Introduces Death Penalty Repeal Bill

  Georgia juries haven’t delivered a death sentence in nearly five years, and if Rep. Brett Harrell, R-Snellville, has his way, it never will again. That’s because he recently filed House Bill 702, which would repeal the Georgia death penalty and replace it with...

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