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Crawford: Georgia’s water hopes trickling away

One year ago, a federal judge from Minnesota named Paul Magnuson signed his name to a 97-page court order that was part of the ongoing water wars involving Georgia, Alabama and Florida.

July 21, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia voters will conduct final poll

The race for governor has been a very stable one so far, at least if you believe in the validity of the polls.

July 14, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Gun limits shot down, one by one

It's been a very difficult year for politicians trying to raise money for their campaigns, but state Rep. Sean Jerguson, R-Holly Springs, seems to have come up with an idea that's right on target.

July 07, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Senators could wreck Georgia’s budget

In normal times, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson would not have anything to do with drafting the state budget.

June 30, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Bryant a good pick as interim school chief

One of the rewards for serving in public office is that after an official retires, he or she will often be honored by having some highway or government building named after them.

June 24, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Perdue does the right thing with veto

Gov. Sonny Perdue reached a significant milestone last week as he finished the process of signing or vetoing the bills and resolutions passed by legislators this year.

June 16, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Can Barnes or Oxendine be stopped?

John Oxendine and Roy Barnes have been consistent leaders in their respective primaries in the race for governor. With the July 20 primary only six weeks away, can they keep their leads and secure the nominations?

June 09, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia schools face a class struggle

One by one, the members of the state Board of Education voted last week to decide one of the most important issues they will ever face as they make policy for Georgia's public education system.

June 02, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia doesn’t need term limits

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard someone propose term limits as the solution for every political problem that faces us, I could have retired long ago to that cabin in the North Georgia mountains.

May 26, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Blame state for school budget woes

Dozens of parents and students showed up at Cobb County's Allatoona High School last week to protest the dismissals of their favorite teachers and coaches.

May 19, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia congressmen say ‘keep drilling’

Georgia has never been an oil-producing state, but its congressmen have always been the most enthusiastic supporters anywhere of exploring every conceivable location where black gold might be located.

May 12, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Some good people are leaving office

Before we get caught up in the drama of the primary election campaigns, we should stop and take note that some good people will be leaving their current elected offices after this year.

May 05, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia voters get a real Senate race

Just when it looked like Sen. Johnny Isakson could take a casual stroll to another six-year term in office, along came Michael Thurmond to ruin it.

April 28, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Legislators abandon seats en masse

It is a phrase that UGA football Coach Mark Richt uses often with his players: Finish the drill. In other words, get the job done, do it right, and do it all.

April 21, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Candidates try do-it-yourself fundraising

When Eric Johnson, a Republican candidate for governor, filed his latest disclosure report last week, he was proud of the fact that his campaign had brought in more than $685,000 during the months of January, February and March.

April 14, 2010 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Crawford: State's races are closer than expected

If you had told me a year ago that Gov. Nathan Deal would essentially be tied at this point in his re-election campaign with an inexperienced Democratic legislator, I would have asked if you were smoking some of that stuff that is now legally on sale in Colorado.

October 01, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia's economic experiment didn't work

Over the past 10 years, Georgia has served as the location for a wide-ranging experiment in economic theory.

September 24, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Parties fight battle of the ballot

In our system of government where citizens elect those who will make the decisions for them, voter registration and the casting of ballots are the fundamental elements of democracy - the blocking and tackling, to use a football analogy.

September 17, 2014 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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