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Tom Crawford: Transparency for tax breaks is heartburn for politicians

The phrase "GASB 77" is not just a random collection of letters and numbers. It is an accounting regulation that applies to state and local governments and could potentially cause massive headaches for elected officials.

October 28, 2015 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Jobs, health and gas — A review of state politics

While we wait for the next round of presidential debates, let's take a moment to catch up on some of Georgia's major political stories.

October 21, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Deal looks to put his own stamp on state judiciary

Nathan Deal, meet Franklin Roosevelt.

October 14, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Not all regulations are necessarily bad

History was made last month at the C. B. King Federal Courthouse in downtown Albany. Federal Judge Louis Sands had before him a defendant named Stewart Parnell, who was once the president of a now-defunct food processing company called Peanut Corporation of America.

October 07, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Legislator passes on HOPE of education to others

If you tried to find a state legislator who opposed the HOPE Scholarship, you couldn't do it.

September 30, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Immigration in the cross hairs in 2016 race

It was one of those pleasant September afternoons when you can feel the heat of summer giving way as the seasons change.

September 23, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: ‘Religious freedom’ laws could have unintended impact

If you've been watching TV, you surely have seen the controversy in Kentucky, where a court clerk has been in and out of jail for refusing to issue same-sex marriage licenses on the grounds that it violates her religious beliefs.

September 16, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Politicians are flawed humans, too

State Rep. Allen Peake, R-Macon, is a politician who's had a lot of things going his way.

September 09, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Another Web hoax stirs up a tempest

There are millions of people who primarily receive their news and information through items posted on the Internet or sent to them via email or text message.

September 02, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Carter shows a special kind of courage

When he sat down in a room full of journalists at the Carter Center to talk about the cancer that has spread to several parts of his body, Jimmy Carter was quite calm and collected in discussing his reaction to the dreaded diagnosis.

August 26, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Trump’s right about cronyism, political patronage

Donald Trump's campaign for the Republican presidential nomination seems to defy gravity and all the other laws of nature.

August 19, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: As school starts, the games over the games begin

Another school year is underway in our state, which means that it's time to start complaining about the Georgia High School Association.

August 12, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Georgians, get ready to place your bets

Casino gambling is coming to Georgia. That is probably the horse to bet on.

August 05, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Georgia takes good care of its billionaires

Georgia is a state where we measure ourselves by how other people think of us.

July 29, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


Tom Crawford: Lawmakers have to defuse an explosive issue

With the legalization of fireworks this year, Georgia residents had a blast over the Fourth of July weekend - literally.

July 22, 2015 | Tom Crawford | Community columnists


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Tom Crawford: Obamacare repeal would hit Georgia hard

To get an understanding of the major problem facing state legislators this year, you have to have been watching a town hall meeting televised on ...

January 18, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


Tom Crawford: Pick up the phone; we must hold elected officials accountable

When Donald Trump was campaigning for president, he pledged he would "drain the swamp" in Washington and put an end to all the influence peddling ...

January 11, 2017 | Tom Crawford | All viewpoint stories


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