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Crawford: Will Georgia’s voters go for the transportation tax?

You would not think that politicians from 159 counties would be able to set aside their personal differences and local biases long enough to agree on a list of expensive road projects, but it seems to have happened.

October 19, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: A few races to watch in 2012

We won't be choosing a governor and neither of the incumbent U.S. senators will be on the ballot, so there aren't any compelling statewide races to get excited about.

October 12, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Nuclear plants in Ga. should make you nervous

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission began its hearings last week on a request from Southern Co. for a license to build and operate two more nuclear reactors at Georgia Power's Plant Vogtle.

October 05, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Ga. SAT scores stay near bottom

It is a news story that has become very familiar over the past decade.

September 28, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Huckaby takes on the challenge of culling colleges

Hank Huckaby is soon going to find out who his real friends are.

September 21, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Cloudy reasoning behind firing state climatologist

David Stooksbury, the state climatologist for the past 12 years, was eminently qualified to do the work that he does. I don't know of anyone who was more qualified.

September 14, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Redistricting is a time to settle scores

Legislators will tell you that they have to redraw the boundaries of Georgia's election districts every 10 years to account for shifts in population.

September 07, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: The tea party brings out the anti-tea party

The battle over the T-SPLOST election date during this special legislative session has been described as a showdown between the anti-tax tea party and the various chambers of commerce who supported the transportation tax.

August 31, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: New maps outline the changing political landscape

When our legislators redraw the boundaries of their election districts, as they are doing in the special legislative session now under way, they not only reshape the state's political landscape, they close out chapters in Georgia's history.

August 24, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Majority party always benefits from the magic of redistricting

Georgia legislators have returned to Atlanta this week for a chore they must handle only once or twice every decade: redistricting and reapportionment.

August 17, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Behold your state government at work

Our lawmakers will be back in Atlanta on Monday for a special session on redistricting, but before the fun begins let's catch up on a few developments in state politics.

August 10, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Tea partyers shouldn’t complain — they won

I was sitting at my desk the other day when the latest report from Georgia's Department of Audits landed in my email inbox.

August 03, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Georgia Power gets its way again

This has been a good summer for Georgia Power, the company that provides electricity to millions of customers around the state.

July 27, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Who goes into debt? Nearly everybody

The topics of debt and default are much on the minds of Georgia's congressmen as the country nears an important Aug. 2 deadline.

July 20, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Crawford: Atlanta scandal highlights larger education problems

You could cite many reasons for the cheating scandal that has blown up the Atlanta public school system and given Georgia another black eye in the national media.

July 13, 2011 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: Some politicians in Georgia have outraised Trump

As Republicans and Democrats prepare for their national nominating conventions next month, it's clear that this has become one of the strangest - and most ...

June 29, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgia should follow Louisiana's lead, bend on Medicaid

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana.

June 22, 2016 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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