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.
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.
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.
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.
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 26 is what I call "put up or shut up time" in state politics, because it's the date when candidate qualifying begins for the July 20 primary elections. As the official start of the 2010 election season gets closer, let's look at some of the questions hanging over Georgia politics.
Americans for Tax Reform, an organization that opposes tax increases, for years has asked legislators from across the country to make this promise: "I will oppose and vote against any and all efforts to increase taxes."
With all the bad news coming out of the state Capitol in recent weeks, it's tempting to think that Georgia's legislators have accomplished nothing for this session.
We have a government in Georgia that quite literally is on the verge of collapse because of gaping deficits in the budgets for this year and next.
When Chancellor Erroll Davis was told by legislators to make further budget cuts at the University System, he put up several ideas for consideration.
It's time for Bill and Hillary Clinton to step aside. The hottest new couple in politics is one of Georgia's own, DuBose and Carol Porter.
Georgia's legislators have gotten themselves into another fine mess with the state budget. The question is: how do they get themselves out of it?
Little by little, the money keeps disappearing from the state budget.
Gov. Sonny Perdue is nearing the end of his time as governor, but he had one more big idea to throw out for discussion.
When Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stopped in Atlanta last September, he was asked about Georgia's prospects for getting some of the $8 billion in federal stimulus funds being allocated for a network of high-speed passenger rail lines.
In less than a month, students will be reporting for fall semester classes at the public colleges that make up the state's University System.
For those who have endured Georgia's longest runoff election ever, the July 22 finish line is finally coming into view.
In the days after the May 20 primary elections, candidates who advanced to the runoffs made the usual scramble to secure endorsements from opponents who didn't make it out of the primary.
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