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Crawford: Regional roads tax could face an uphill ride

We are little more than a month from the July 31 election when voters decide whether to impose a 1 percent transportation sales tax for highway improvements and related transportation needs.

June 20, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Drug court is a government program that works

In the hushed chamber of the Supreme Court of Georgia last week, a group of six people who once faced the possibility of going to jail, along with a life damaged by drug addiction, found themselves being honored by some of the state's highest ranking officials.

June 13, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ethics reform is a battle that's been fought before

This is one of those times in Georgia politics when people realize that the legislative process has gotten a little off track and needs to be straightened out.

June 06, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Are voters happy or not paying attention?

The General Assembly will have a familiar look when lawmakers convene for the 2013 session, judging from the results of candidate qualifying last week.

May 30, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Issues are primary focus this July

When Georgians look over their ballots on election day, they usually make decisions based upon personality: Do I like this person better for this particular office, or am I more comfortable voting for this other person?

May 23, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: What should our priorities be?

There are times when I look at how our elected officials spend our tax dollars and I shake my head in amazement, asking: "What are these people thinking?"

May 16, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: There is an alternative to the transportation tax

The question of imposing a one-penny sales tax for transportation projects has become an issue that does not break down along familiar lines of Republican versus Democrat, or liberal versus conservative.

May 09, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgians pay top price for good news

There was big news coming out of the governor's office recently about an agreement reached with Baxter International, an Illinois health care company.

May 02, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Lawmakers keep making the same mistakes

It has been said that insanity consists of "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."

April 25, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. school officials now being honest with grad numbers

Shortly before he left office at the end of 2010, Gov. Sonny Perdue flew around the state holding several news conferences to take credit for an alleged increase in Georgia's high school graduation rate during his two terms as governor.

April 18, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Bad legislative session could have been worse

Whenever I am asked to sum up the achievements of a General Assembly session, I usually offer the same assessment: It could have been worse.

April 11, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Lawmakers have to say goodbye

We can wave goodbye to another General Assembly session as legislators head back to their home districts, most of them planning to run for another two-year term as part of the circus under the Gold Dome.

April 04, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Is new Ga. tax plan a good deal?

How long does it take for the legislature to adopt a tax revision plan? As we saw last week, it does not take long at all.

March 28, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: State lawmakers need honesty on taxes rather than just raiding fees

It's difficult to be an honest person in today's General Assembly.

March 21, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Election year anger in Capitol is firing up red meat legislation

There were obviously some very irritated legislators at the Gold Dome last week.

March 14, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: Here are ideas for a few new state laws

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into ...

July 27, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: The political parties’ big parties are worth skipping

You can understand why people were reluctant to attend the Republican national convention in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena this week, or for that matter ...

July 20, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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