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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rep. David Stover is a brave man. He may well be one of the gutsiest people serving in the General Assembly.
When I first started writing about politics, my conservative friends would preach the gospel of "local control." They believed local governments did a better job of running things because local officeholders were closer to the people who elected them.
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