A ruling by a Texas judge on Friday that the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional is bringing mixed opinions among state and federal lawmakers. In his ruling, which came on the eve of the deadline for tens of millions of Americans to sign up for health care coverage in 2019, U.S. District Court Judge Reed O’Connor said that the health-care law’s individual mandate is unconstitutional.read more
Some Forsyth County homeowners were shocked last week when they discovered county officials were planning on installing a sewage treatment plant adjacent to their neighborhood - without their knowledge. Earlier this month Forsyth County residents living...read more
Visitors to the The Battery Atlanta, located in Cobb County and the home of the Atlanta Braves stadium, will have opportunities to immerse themselves in virtual experiences that feature state-of-the-art VR technology and virtual experiences in early 2019.read more
As part of the recommendations adopted by members of the House Rural Development Council last week, legislators will be asked to look at issues addressing farm wineries, blight control, regional development authorities, and the expansion of a job-creation tax credit.read more
In efforts to revitalize rural Georgia, health care is expected to be one of the hot topics in the upcoming legislative session. That was apparent Thursday morning when members of the House Rural Development Council presented their recommendations, most of which focused on health care and economic growth.read more
C-SPAN, the nation’s public affairs television station, is taking its show on the road this month as it tours Georgia schools in its 45-foot customized bus during its annual ‘Top Teachers Tour.’read more
U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, (R-GA), and U.S. Representative Austin Scott, (R-GA 8), along with representatives from the offices of Senator David Perdue and Rep. Sanford Bishop (D-GA 2), hosted the third annual Robins Air Force Base Congressional Breakfast Tuesday morning in Washington D.C.read more
Dick Williams is back as moderator and the Dec. 16th show opens with analysis of Gov.-elect Brian Kemp’s latest message on conciliation and legislative focus on rural development, healthcare, etc.read more
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Georgia is unique in requiring majorities in both primaries and general elections. Since two statewide contests saw no majority winner, the last round of the 2018 election cycle will play out on December 4. The December vote will select the secretary of state and a member of the Public Service Commission. In November Brad Raffensperger (R) led John Barrow (D) by 16,278 votes in the SOS contest. PSC member Chuck Eaton (R) ran 79,636 votes ahead of Lindy Miller (D).
As the misery of another election cycle slowly subsides, a couple of memorable moments linger: Democrats repeatedly criticizing Governor-elect Brian Kemp for allegedly not having a health care plan, and Kemp bragging that his chain saw is “ready to rip up some regulation” (most of us hope he was being metaphorical).
A cursory glance at the results of the November election would indicate that nothing has changed. Republicans won all of the statewide contests decided thus far and lead in two other races scheduled for a December runoff. But a closer look reveals that the trend toward a more competitive state accelerated. The evidence is available on multiple fronts.