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.read more
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.”read more
Opponents of school vouchers who thought the issue was dead for this legislative session were surprised Wednesday when the education “scholarship” bill was back on the table as part of HB 63.read more
Georgia could soon have a new farming industry.read more
Despite a massive pro-transit campaign and the support of dozens of high profile state and local officials, the residents of Gwinnett County spoke loud and clear on Tuesday: they will not pay for MARTA expansion.read more
Douglas County’s Chief Assistant District Attorney David Emadi will serve as the next director of the state ethics commission.read more
Sad news broke last evening on the Facebook page administered by Cobb County businessman Anthony-Scott Hobbs, owner of the Georgia Steeplechase which was scheduled to take place on Saturday April 6th.read more
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.read more
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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.
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.
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.