Georgia’s Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner Ralph Hudgens said yesterday he won’t seek re-election in 2018, which leaves open an important constitutional office. Also yesterday, at the 28th annual Corn Boilin’ event in Marietta hosted by Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren, 30-year insurance veteran/businessman Jim Beck was working the crowd and openly signaling that he will run to replace Hudgens.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
The Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District wants to find out what people who live, work and shop in the area really think about the community, so it is gathering feedback through an online survey this month. CID leaders know the mall itself doesn’t have a great reputation, but they will look to find out how much of that negative perception spreads to the surrounding area.read more
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle took his statewide Health Care Reform Task Force to Tifton Monday — one of the areas in the state where 40% or more children live in poverty.read more
Several Georgia Democrats tell InsiderAdvantage that tensions are increasing within their party over the drive by activists to move the party “further left” and the push-back by others to move more to the political center in order to appeal to independent voters that can help win elections.read more
The 2018 race for Governor may be some 16 months away, but already the declared candidates are hard at work at the most important facet of campaigning – fundraising. Each of the candidates who have announced their totals for the first fundraising period reported impressive numbers, making this race look like one that will stay crowded and heated all the way into the next year.read more
As temperatures warm up in summer, many Georgians think about heading to the beach, maybe the Golden Isles or perhaps Florida. For many Florida-residing manatees, they consider the reverse.read more
After a brief hiatus The Georgia Gang is back on YouTube! On Sunday’s episode the panel discusses bribes at Atlanta City Hall, a big expansion for Grady Hospital, and more.read more
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President Trump was looking after the United States’ best interests when he decided June 1, 2017 to drop out of the Paris Climate Agreement in which President Obama promised to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 26-28 percent below the 2005 level by the year 2025. The Agreement called for further promised reductions every 5 years after 2020.
While federal health care reform has dominated recent headlines and airwaves across the country, another less publicized, but equally important, issue is also unfolding in Washington. Currently, the U.S. House Ways and Means Committee is holding hearings on our country’s outdated tax code.
As most Fulton County residents are aware, there is a systemic problem with not only the recent property tax assessments but with issues that have involved the Fulton County Tax Assessors Office for many years. This department has come under scrutiny for issues with inaccurate appraisals, unfrozen appeals, members not working well together, lawsuits, etc. The recent uproar over the proposed 2017 property tax assessments brought many of these issues to the forefront.