Fulton elections need independent audit

  As one looks at Fulton County elections there are several areas in need of scrutiny and transparency. In this context, all jurisdictions of the state are required to provide a financial audit of general government, enterprise and fiduciary funds.  Yet, in...

Cobb County: A Taxing Situation

  Imagine you are an elected official faced with a potential budget gap of between $30 million and $55 million. Under those circumstances, would you vote to increase taxes by $130 million – not just for one year, but to make it a continuing, never ending tax...

Cash Bail – Human Cost is Too High

  The purpose of a bond is to assure that the defendants will return to court to face pending charges. In recent days there have been multiple news stories about people– usually poor people of color– who have languished in the Atlanta or Fulton County...

Georgia Students Deserve Options

  Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of op-eds on education by all of Georgia’s gubernatorial candidates for the May 22nd Republican and Democratic primaries.   For families across Georgia, no decision is more important than finding the...

Red, Purple, & Blue: A Tale of Two Republicans

  Right now, the Republican Party is divided. There have been divisions in the past, the Tea Party perhaps being the most recent evidence of that, but the current division is even more basic than ideology. The current division is centered on loyalty, specifically...

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