View Mobile Site

Archive By Author - Tom Crawford


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


Crawford: Lawmakers make too many laws

The Georgia House of Representatives recently debated a bill that would make it illegal for registered sex offenders to obtain a commercial driver's license.

March 07, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: One Ga. legislator's fight for property rights

The majority of Georgia's legislators are a conservative group of politicians, as you would expect in a conservative state such as ours.

February 29, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: This is no way to run a government

Once in a while, you'll see an inspiring and visionary idea emerge from under the Golden Dome of our state Capitol.

February 22, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Finally a move to put limits on lobbyists

Tommy Smith has been part of the Georgia legislature for a long time.

February 15, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Should Obama be on Ga. ballot?

In other states, voters are trying to decide whether Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul will be the Republican nominee who runs against President Barack Obama in this fall's election.

February 08, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Tax breaks are no magic formula for job creation

Back in March 2005, I sat in the press gallery of the Georgia Senate reporting on the debate over a bill to give tax breaks to major corporations that amounted to nearly $1 billion over a 10-year period.

January 25, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Strange start for state legislature

In a normal year, the first week of the General Assembly session is a time when very little is happening.

January 18, 2012 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


« First  « Prev  14 15 16 17 18  Next »  Last »

Page 16 of 28

Articles By Author - Tom Crawford


Tom Crawford: Be glad Georgia dodged North Carolina's fate

If you want to see how badly politicians can mess up a state, look no farther than our neighbor North Carolina.

September 21, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Boards resist state school takeover plan

Gov. Nathan Deal very much wants to do away with local boards of education that run Georgia's public school systems.

September 14, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


1

Page 1 of 1


Contents of this site are © Copyright 2016 The Times, Gainesville, GA. All rights reserved. Privacy policy and Terms of service

Powered by
Morris Technology
Please wait ...