If U.S. Reps. Phil Gingrey, Jack Kingston and Tom Price all end up running for Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat next year, you can be sure of one thing: They won't have to worry about a lack of money.
Georgia's senators were caught in a political crossfire last week over their vote on a gun control bill currently being considered in the U.S. Senate.
Many school systems are furloughing teachers and can't provide a 180-day school year for their students. Our elected leaders at the Capitol say they just don't have the money to spend on public education.
This year's General Assembly session was noteworthy as much for the bills that did not pass as for the ones that did.
One of the major questions still to be answered in this year's legislative session is whether the House and Senate will actually agree on some kind of bill to limit what lobbyists can spend on lawmakers.
The last week of the General Assembly session is fast approaching and you might think the state's lawmakers would be concentrating on major issues that are truly important to constituents back in their districts.
One thing I have always noticed about politicians is this: For almost anyone in elective office, hypocrisy is like heroin. It's so addictive that it's nearly impossible to resist it.
Should a business be rewarded for failure? That's the essence of a bill - HB 267 - that state Rep. Jeff Chapman, R-Brunswick, has introduced to try to hold down the costs of two nuclear reactors that Georgia Power is building at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro. This is a construction project that will have a big impact on your wallet, whether you buy your electricity from Georgia Power Co. or from one of the electric ...
Those who are working on Gov. Nathan Deal's re-election campaign for 2014 might be feeling a little nervous right now.
We do things differently here. The shooting incident at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., that resulted in the deaths of 20 young children has prompted several states and Congress to consider laws that would reduce the number of firearms in public places. In Georgia, elected officials have never worried about that. They just want to keep expanding the number of guns that people can carry outside the home. Five days after the Newtown massacre, ...
Paul Broun made it official last week by announcing he will run for Saxby Chambliss' Senate seat in 2014. The outspoken congressman and biblical scholar is already placing ads on political websites as he gets his campaign under way.
Those who report on the activities of Georgia's legislators tend to concentrate on criticizing the things we think our elected officials are doing wrong.
Whether you love him or hate him, you have to admire how Sen. Saxby Chambliss threw the state's political community into an uproar with last week's announcement that he won't run again in 2014.
You could safely say that the past two years were probably not the best years of Casey Cagle's life.
There is not an infinite amount of money in Georgia's annual budget. At the most, legislators will have a little more than $19 billion in state revenues to spend on the programs that are funded.
There's an old joke that goes, "a bank is a place that will lend you money if you can prove that you don't need it."
When it comes to holidays, I've always preferred Thanksgiving to Christmas.
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