Early voting has begun in the hotly contested race to replace new Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price in Georgia’s sixth district. Eleven Republicans, five Democrats and two independents are hoping to win on April 18 and make a runoff scheduled for June 20th. Democrats seem to have coalesced around Jon Ossoff as local and national supporters hope to turn dissatisfaction with President Trump into grabbing a seat normally reserved for Republicans into a shocking blue pick-up.read more
The education turnaround legislation being debated before the General Assembly, now labeled the First Priority Act, has gone through several revisions. But on the second-to-last day of the session one section has remained: creation of a public school system “chief turnaround officer” who would report to the state Board of Education.read more
Jason Lary, who was elected first mayor of Stonecrest on Tuesday, knows his city got the biggest break possible about a month ago when developers announced plans for a massive sports complex in his city. Now, the city has its identity that is more than a shopping mall. “It is the best thing that could have happened,” he said of the complex. “Now, we are a city of destination.”read more
The race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District may have garnered national attention, but it’s not the only contest on the ballot in Cobb County on April 18th. An 8 person field is competing for the seat of former state Sen. Judson Hill, who vacated the position earlier this year to run for Congress.read more
The 6th District Republican Party organization will conduct three forums with the “top five” Republican candidates for the U.S. congressional seat that was held by the resigned Dr. Tom Price. The five selections will be determined by current polling, according to Chairman Michael Fitzgerald.read more
Day 36 at the Gold Dome saw the passage of Senate Bill 85, relating to malt beverages (some of which are known as beer) and also distilled spirits, “so as to provide for the limited sale of malt beverages at retail by manufacturers (sometimes known as craft brewers) of malt beverages.” The bill passed the Senate and House nearly unanimously, by votes of 49-2 and 147-14, respectively.read more
As the state legislature fights its own battles over the use of medical marijuana by Georgians, the Atlanta City Council is preparing for its own vote on decriminalizing small amounts of marijuana within city limits.read more
After five years of planning, campaigning, and backroom deal-making, Suntrust Park is finally ready for some baseball. The Braves open the park up this Friday in an exhibition against the New York Yankees before going on the road to start the regular season until their official opening day at home on April 14th.read more
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Georgia’s Republican Legislature is posed to vote on one of greatest deceptions ever put before it: a proposal to expand the use of medical marijuana in this state – a front for a nationwide effort to eventually legalize dope in all 50 states.
College basketball’s March Madness officially started Thursday, but this month’s stories of campus controversies have already been lighting up the scoreboard. A renowned conservative scholar and liberal professor are shouted down and physically abused by a mob. Students are caught on camera openly admitting to double standards when it comes to religious freedom.
Ask any elected leader and they will tell you that one of the most important things we can do for our state is improve education. Given that universal sentiment, it is very frustrating as a parent to see one of the best solutions we have for improvement– charter schools– receive far fewer dollars per student than traditional public schools.
- State looks to experiment with healthcare
- Following the U.S. Congress' failure to repeal and replace Obamacare last week some states', including Georgia, indicated their desire to explore their own changes to health care. While light on specifics, GA Governor Nathan Deal this week indicated that his state would look at alterations to programs including Medicaid in coming months. While these proposals are just getting started, the state's willingness to move forward on health care has its ship...