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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


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


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Tom Crawford: Governor's race is off to an early start

The dance card is filling up quickly for next year's race for governor.

May 17, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Georgians get 2 punches to gut from bills on guns, health care

Within the space of 24 hours, Georgians suffered two devastating blows from their governor and their congressional delegation. I wonder if the state will ever ...

May 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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