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Revenue increase approaches $1B

Revenue increase approaches $1B

June state revenues of $1.9 billion capped an incredible year for Georgia with total collections over $20.8 billion. June was a positive month ... » Read More
No question the Answer Man has the answers

No question the Answer Man has the answers

Hey, boys and girls! What time is it? It's time for Answer Man! The show where we delve into inquiring minds and show you ... » Read More
It’s safer to stay away from a convention

It’s safer to stay away from a convention

You can understand why people were reluctant to attend the Republican national convention in Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena this week, or for that matter ... » Read More
How new transportation funds are being spent

How new transportation funds are being spent

Virtually all states that Georgia competes with are struggling to meet the transportation needs of the present and into the future. The passage of HB ... » Read More
Time to lower the rhetoric and start the healing

Time to lower the rhetoric and start the healing

Have we gone totally, completely insane? It is not bad enough that the specter of Islamic terrorism hangs over us like a toxic cloud, now ... » Read More
Clarkston goes down a grassy slope

Clarkston goes down a grassy slope

When Mayor Ted Terry talks about the recent decision by him and the Clarkston City Council to dramatically reduce the penalty for the possession of ... » Read More
Expand access to care, not Medicaid

Expand access to care, not Medicaid

Those addressing Georgia's uninsured and failing hospitals seem stuck between two options: expanding a government program (Medicaid) with its own long list of challenges ... » Read More
Most bills in effect July 1

Most bills in effect July 1

Every year, much is made of the July 1 effective date of new laws passed by the preceding General Assembly. Truth is, most legislation is ... » Read More
The Supreme Court sends a message

The Supreme Court sends a message

More than four decades have passed since the Supreme Court issued its Roe v. Wade decision that made abortions legal, but the pro-life movement is ... » Read More
Add parks and historic sites to state’s brag book

Add parks and historic sites to state’s brag book

I am late getting to this subject with summer whizzing along but not so much so that we can't still squeeze it in the ... » Read More
Can it get worse? Yes, it has

Can it get worse? Yes, it has

There are news sources that said "there was nothing new," referring to the House Committee report on Bengazi. I beg to disagree with them. I ... » Read More
Small HOPE changes and the bond sale

Small HOPE changes and the bond sale

While there is not usually a large volume of legislation addressing higher education, any changes to the HOPE Scholarship draws a lot of attention. » Read More
Two senators who give politics a good name

Two senators who give politics a good name

This is a bit weird. I find myself in the position of having to defend politicians. Well, not all of them, just the good ones. » Read More
Maybe David Shafer should run for president

Maybe David Shafer should run for president

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 ... » Read More
Bond rating another reason to celebrate

Bond rating another reason to celebrate

On June 8, the state sold $1.37 billion (net $1.026 billion) in bonds for projects around the state. The Georgia State Financing and ... » Read More
This Sebastian is the real deal

This Sebastian is the real deal

I don't know how schoolteachers manage to do what they do and do it as well as they do, given the obstacles tossed in ... » Read More
Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

Georgia can learn something from Louisiana

This may be the first time I've ever written these words, but here goes: Georgia could learn a lesson from Louisiana. » Read More
Strong year for the state continues

Strong year for the state continues

Revenues totaling $1.56 billion for May complete 11 months of a very successful year for the state. Revenues grew at a strong 9.9 ... » Read More
What bugs Junior E. Lee this election year

What bugs Junior E. Lee this election year

I had hoped to catch you up on the current status of the presidential race before now but in order to do so, I needed ... » Read More
Is Sen. Perdue aiming for higher office?

Is Sen. Perdue aiming for higher office?

During his first 18 months as a U.S. senator, David Perdue had not made much of a splash on the national scene. He was ... » Read More
Health care gets attention in 2016

Health care gets attention in 2016

Since over 20 percent of the state budget is spent on health care and human services, it is not surprising that 2016 saw a number ... » Read More
UGA AD does the right thing the right way

UGA AD does the right thing the right way

I haven't met UGA Athletic Director Greg McGarity, but I give him high marks for the way in which he has handled the blowback ... » Read More
Some good guys are leaving the playing field

Some good guys are leaving the playing field

We've spent a lot of time talking about people running for office this year, but I want to note the departure of a few ... » Read More
Morgan has served community, hospital well for many years

Morgan has served community, hospital well for many years

The big news last week was the retirement of Norma Jean Morgan, the CEO of Effingham Health Services, which includes our growing hospital. » Read More
What United Way is and what it does

What United Way is and what it does

Have you ever wondered what United Way does? Most people have seen the United Way logo on TV ads through our partnership with the NFL ... » Read More
Legislation affecting natural resources

Legislation affecting natural resources

• HB 1028-Sponsored by Tattnall's Rep. Bill Werkheiser, requires owners and operators of a solid waste landfill to notify local governments of any release ... » Read More
What’s in a name? Ask Cameron

What’s in a name? Ask Cameron

It is the policy of this modest and much-beloved columnist to give you in-depth analysis of the really important issues taking place in our nation ... » Read More
Voters like  their incumbents after all

Voters like their incumbents after all

In the end, the political insurgency that supposedly would sweep incumbents out of office in last week's primaries turned out not to be much ... » Read More


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