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To all, thanks for a great ride

To all, thanks for a great ride

Just because you know this day is coming doesn't make it any easier. » Read More
Starting the budget process

Starting the budget process

Even though the fiscal year just started July 1, the budget preparation process for the 2017 session has already begun. On July 26, the Governor ... » Read More
Putin swears it’s not his doing

Putin swears it’s not his doing

Ring! Ring! Ring! » Read More
What color will Georgia be?

What color will Georgia be?

As the last of the two conventions finished its business of nominating a presidential candidate last week, the Clinton and Trump campaigns were quickly shifting ... » Read More
Transportation projects going on all over state

Transportation projects going on all over state

The maker of those orange barrels and cones used in highway construction should be enjoying a boom in business as around $3 billion in transportation ... » Read More
Any bucket list has to include the Gaithers

Any bucket list has to include the Gaithers

I don't have a bucket list, but if I did I would be hard-pressed to find room to add anything else. There is not ... » Read More
There ought to be a law

There ought to be a law

July is a special time in Georgia because it's the month when most of the laws passed during the previous legislative session go into ... » Read More
Other voices

Other voices

The media hype surrounding the political parties' national conventions spotlights the enormous discord created by personalities and politics as the presidential election approaches. Getting short ... » Read More
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


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