Among the other news from the State of the State yesterday morning from Gov. Brian Kemp was the announcement of a one-time $1,000 bonus payment for Georgia every K-12 teacher and staff member in the state.read more
Like the rest of the country, Georgia has faced many challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. But there is at least one area where Georgia has exceeded other states — economic development and job creation.read more
The new sheriff of Georgia’s most populous county, where the capital city of Atlanta is located, is quite a contrast to that city’s mayor. Just days after being sworn in, Fulton County Sheriff Pat Labat announced that buying the Atlanta City Detention Center would be a great idea to keep Atlanta and Fulton County safer.read more
In a normal year the Georgia Chamber’s “Eggs and Issues” program serves as a bellwether for the legislative session ahead. This year, gone fully virtual, the program was a bit muted as lawmakers kept their cards close to the vest, perhaps unsurprising given the current political climate.read more
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan yesterday announced the slate of 2021 state Senate committee chairs, and the biggest news were the names not included on the list. In fact, some GOP insiders InsiderAdvantage interviewed note that Duncan’s purge has now made him big political enemies within his own Republican Party.read more
The University System of Georgia will begin a search soon for a new chancellor after Steve Wrigley announced plans Tuesday to retire July 1, 2021. Dr. Wrigley has served as the 13th chancellor of the University System since 2017, overseeing 26 public colleges and universities with a $9.8 billion annual budget, 48,000 faculty and staff and more than 341,000 students.read more
Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Trey Kelly is condemning “an explicit conflict of interest in the county’s elections office involving top elections official Ralph Jones Sr. and his son.” In a letter to Fulton County Commission Chairman Rob Pitts, he calls for firing senior Jones since Ralph Jr. identifies himself on his social media accounts as communications director for the campaign of Democratic Senator-elect Raphael Warnock.read more
State Rep. Wes Cantrell (R-Woodstock) believes all parents should have a choice when it comes to their child’s education — especially low-income students, students adopted from foster care, some special education students, students who have been bullied and students whose local public schools do not offer face-to-face instruction.read more
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For all the potential merit the Trump campaign’s post-November 3rd campaign election lawsuit strategy might have possessed at the start — posing intriguing constitutional challenges and a platform for evidence of voter fraud — as a strategy to win two Georgia Senate runoff elections yesterday, it was, shall we say, problematic.
On the October 25, 2020 installment of FOX 5’s Georgia Gang, politicians were implored to remember the name of Secoriea Turner, an eight-year-old child gunned down in what was basically a criminal gang uprising in Atlanta. Disturbingly, almost no one seems to be demanding that any one chant Secoriea Turner’s name on command.
“Follow the money.” If you really want to discover who is behind something, it is money that talks, and in this year’s election balloting, Mark Zuckerberg’s money talked loudly — some $400 million.