As InsiderAdvantage was the first news outlet to report on Sunday, Gov. Nathan Deal yesterday finally acceded to weeks of pressure and endorsed the Republican gubernatorial candidacy of Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle for the July 24th runoff election against Secretary of State Brian Kemp.read more
Fulton County Commission Chairman Rob Pitts on Monday joined with the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA), Buckhead Life Restaurant Group and members from the Sex Trafficking Task Force to announce their next steps in the fight against sex trafficking.read more
The Atlanta Press Club debate series was held yesterday in the GPB studios in Atlanta. The Republican lieutenant governor candidates, Democrat state school superintendent candidates, the 6th and 7th district Democrat congressional candidates and the Republican Secretary of State candidates all squared off as the runoff elections build toward their climax in the final couple weeks.read more
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) wants to hold the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) accountable to the American people.read more
As the governor’s race between Casey Cagle and Brian Kemp continues soaking up a lot of the attention – breaking fundraising records in the process – the lieutenant governor’s race is not going to let them hog the mud.read more
While attending the opening of The Hull McKnight Building at The Georgia Cyber Center in Augusta this week, Governor Nathan Deal said the center will “serve as the birthplace of a new future for our state.”read more
The announcement of President Donald Trump’s nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the United States Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement brought comments of support from U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson, (R-GA), as well as Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr.read more
U.S. Secretary of Agriculture and former Governor Sonny Perdue, U.S. Sen. David Perdue (R-GA), and state Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black traveled the state Monday to talk to and receive feedback from members of Georgia’s agriculture industry.read more
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Whenever a transportation bill snakes its way through the state legislature, taxpayers should guard their wallets. It was just three years ago when the legislature approved a massive gas and hotel tax increase to fund transportation. But earlier this year, the legislature approved another transportation bill (HB 930), and because of it, metro counties, including Cobb, could face more tax increases.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is not happy. The world’s largest business organization recently published a state-by-state report on the economic impact of President Trump’s new tariffs, finding that $750 million in exports and nearly 1.3 million jobs are at risk. Approximately 46% of that $750 million in exports from our state goes to the most notorious enemy of America – Canada. The idea that these tariffs are of national economic interest is laughable. Per the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
The policy of separating families and caging children is unquestionably one of the greatest human rights violations in recent American history. Though President Trump nominally signed an executive order recently to end the so-called “zero tolerance” policy that he himself orchestrated, it does little to rectify the broader problems with his administration’s immigration policies. Anyone who consciously fails to act to alleviate this problem will not be fondly remembered by history.