The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has received the nation’s top award from the Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives (ACCE).read more
This weekend the Georgia World Congress Center will play host to DreamHack Atlanta, a three day ‘digital festival’ centered around video games. The event expects to draw more than 25,000 visitors downtown to explore the convention, play games, and watch professional gamers battle it out on huge screens.read more
On Friday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Fiscal Year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (FY18 NDAA). The final bill included $695.9 billion in spending for base budget national defense funding and Overseas Contingency Operations. It passed the House by a vote of 344 to 81.read more
Georgia will not have a sales tax holiday for back-to-school shoppers this year, but most neighboring states will forgo sales taxes on select items for a weekend. That combination could send some Georgia shoppers, especially those who live close to a state line, out of state for many purchases.read more
The “city in a forest” held a mayoral candidate forum on Thursday night. Sponsored by Cox Enterprises, celebrating the 10th anniversary of Cox Conserves, the forum was focused on greenspace. One of the challenges for the candidates, and Atlanta overall, is keeping that city in a forest character amid rapid development.read more
The invitation email from the Michael Williams governor campaign promised a press conference regarding “reprehensible actions” by Lt. Governor (and governor race opponent) Casey Cagle. Media and long-time Georgia politics watchers wondered about the fireworks that might emerge from the press conference by the self-described “outsider” senator from Forsyth County.read more
InsiderAdvantage first reported in 2015 on appalling conditions at a refugee condominium complex known as Brannon Hills in DeKalb County. While some charities praise this Clarkston area as a triumph for refugee resettlement, this writer (along with a Fox5Atlanta TV reporter and policeman) visited a Third World nightmare.read more
Fresh off the heels of a record breaking fiscal year 2016, the Georgia Lottery has one-upped itself by transferring $1.1 billion to the State Treasury’s Lottery for Education Account. Players won $2.74 billion and local retailers brought in $268 million worth of revenue in the fiscal year, which ran from June of 2016 through July 1st of this year.read more
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The last eight months have not gone ideally for Democrats, particularly in Georgia. Beginning with President Donald Trump’s tragically shocking electoral victory on November 8th of last year and ending most recently with Congresswoman Karen Handel’s somewhat less shocking electoral victory on June 20th, Democrats are being forced to do a lot of soul-searching. It is not the most pleasant process, but it is necessary.
Who knew a court with a conservative philosophy— favoring restraints on government power and judicial fiat— could have so much power? While no one was looking, the GOP-packed Georgia Supreme Court just reversed the results of both the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Last month the Georgia Supreme Court heard a case that could have far reaching impact not only on the health of all Georgians, but that of communities throughout our state. Women’s Surgical Center, LLC et al v. Berry et al challenges the need for the state’s Certificate of Need laws, which for over 30 years have ensured access to care for all Georgians regardless of where they live, how serious their medical need, or their ability to pay.