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You Know POTUS, SCOTUS And maybe FLOTUS – How About WOTUS?

In these times of “lol”s, “brb”s and “fwiw”s*, most everyone has come to learn the acronyms often used for the president, POTUS, and maybe some others but there may be one ‘OTUS’ you haven’t heard – WOTUS. And now Rep. Rick Allen (R- GA 12) wants to get rid of that one altogether.

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Senate Weighing the FAST Act to Streamline Business Creation

Early in this year’s legislative session, Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle, along with Senator Mike Dugan (R- 30 Carrollton), Chairman of the Economic Development and Tourism Committee, announced their sponsorship of Senate Bill 2 – the FAST Act. It’s less brevity-inclined title is “The FAST Act – Fairness, Accountability, Simplification, and Transparency – Empowering Our Small Businesses to Succeed.”

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VIDEO: Dahlonega Hosts GOP Chair Candidate Debate

On Saturday, some politically committed souls spent their Saturday night listening to the pitches of four candidates for the Georgia Republican Party Chairmanship. Alex Johnson, Michael McNeely, John Watson and Mike Welsh laid out their experience and strategy for the GOP going forward.

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Attorney General secures big win for Georgians

The battle against predatory pay-day lenders is not a new issue in Georgia, but recently-appointed Attorney General Chris Carr may have just won the war. A settlement between the state and online lending companies Western Sky Financial, CashCall, and other affiliates has resulted in $40 million going back into the pockets of Georgians who fell victim to the schemes.

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New House bill pushes for state takeover of failing schools

After much anticipation, Plan B — an alternative to the Governor’s Proposed Opportunity School District — made its debut late Friday when Rep. Kevin Tanner (R-Dawsonville) published HB 338.The new legislation is designed to create an intervention plan for chronically failing schools after voters turned down Amendment 1 (OSD legislation) last November.

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Battle over Ga. driver’s licenses to illegal aliens

The Georgia Department of Driver Services liaison to the General Assembly, Michael Mitchell, is locked in a battle with the Dustin Inman Society’s D.A. King. The issue? Mitchell has been telling state lawmakers that illegal aliens are not getting Georgia drivers licenses.

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See the February 12th Georgia Gang on Youtube

On Sunday’s Georgia Gang InsiderAdvantage CEO Phil Kent and company discuss the latest news from around the Peach State, including the bribery scandal at City Hall, evolving casino bills, and Tom Price’s confirmation as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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The 2017 January/February issue of James is here!  Click HERE to view the magazine online, and look for it in mailboxes soon!

 

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The 2018 Georgia Governor’s Race

When one election cycle ends, another begins. This has been true since election cycles began and it is true again now in 2017 leading to the November 2018 elections.

At the federal level, 2018 will be the first opportunity for voters to weigh in on the job performance of now President Donald J. Trump. All 435 members of the U.S. House of Representatives and 33 Senators will be on the ballot.

A Q&A with Sen. Bruce Thompson on cybersecurity

With the added attention given to the Presidential election and the possibility of foreign interference in that process, it seemed appropriate to have a discussion with Data Security and Privacy Study Committee Chairman, Senator Bruce Thompson. Thompson was tasked with assessing the vulnerability of certain systems and formulating plans to counter possible threats and data breaches.

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Georgia Chamber connects on social media
The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is taking accessibility to a new level by hosting a "Chamber Chat' on Facebook Live.  The session, at 10:00AM this morning, will allow viewers to interact with experts from the Chamber as they discuss pressing local issues including the Opportunity School District and "trends in workforce development."  A modern way to connect to a modern audience has the Chamber's ship...
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