Airport corruption: The Jones goal & a Cardwell video

The Georgia House of Representatives is considering legislation—S.B. 131 authored by Sen. Burt Jones—that passed the Senate and which creates a state authority to oversee Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. It would remove control over airport operations, especially its historically corrupt contracting/vendor system, from Atlanta’s mayor.

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Senate Appropriations Committee okays “progressive budget”

Senate leaders gave their okay to a $27.5 billion budget proposal in an early morning meeting Thursday – a proposal which Senate Appropriations Chairman Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) described as a “progressive budget that meets many of the human needs of the citizens of this state — the human needs of the elderly, of children, of those in need.”

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Big Week for South Korea in Georgia

On Tuesday Governor Brian Kemp, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and other officials turned out for the groundbreaking of the largest economic development project in Georgia since Kia – another South Korean company – opened its factory in West Point.

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Metro Atlanta Chamber strengthens ties to Taipei

The Metro Atlanta Chamber and the Importers and Exporters Association of Taipei (IEAT) signed an agreement Thursday, March 21 that will enhance cooperation between their organizations and benefit their members and the businesses and business organizations they represent.

‘Life’s most urgent question’

When I speak at events across the Third District, I often cite my favorite Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. quote: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘what are you doing for others?'” This question drove me into public service and has continued to shape my work in Congress, including my recent appointment to the Committee on Ways and Means.

Why Do We Need Hate Crime Laws?

Nearly two decades ago, after being involved in the movement to pass a hate crime law in Georgia, I was compelled to switch sides. I left the hate crime movement after witnessing troubling discussions about strategies to enforce such laws only in ways that would produce the kind of hate crime statistics the movement desired while avoiding the creation of statistics they wished to suppress.

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Abrams for VP?

Despite a loss last November, few political stars have burned brighter than Stacey Abrams’ in recent years.  Could that star now be headed for Washington?  Rumors are flying that Democrat presidential candidate Joe Biden could name Abrams as his own VP nominee early on in the primary, hoping to secure her many supporters and propel himself above the crowded field.  Such a move would not allow her to run against Sen. David Perdue though – but Biden does lead nearly all of the (very early) primary polling.  Whether she accepts or not, even more national consideration for Abrams has her ship RISING…

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