Constitution puts court under unique pressure
Georgia has had the nation’s busiest Court of Appeals for a decade or more.
Austerity cuts have existed since 2003
This year’s state budget and my spending proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 represent an infusion of more than $1 billion in additional money for K-12 education.
Most people shift buying but don't spend more
People buy more items during Georgia’s sales-tax holidays, boosting economic activity.
picking budget priorities
State lawmakers are spending taxpayer money for parking that billionaire Arthur Blank could build while paying some state employees so little they are on food stamps.
State Department forecast: 50 permanent jobs
President Barack Obama's veto of the Keystone XL pipeline killed "42,000 jobs."
Sadly, debate does include some glowing talk
"Georgia lawmaker pushes bill banning creation of ‘glow in the dark’ human-jellyfish hybrids."
What's the answer for failing schools?
Ninety-six percent of failing schools are spending above $8,400, the average annual per student expenditure, and 26 percent spend considerably more than that.
Figures offer few conclusions
Charles "Chuck" Spahos
When Colorado eased its medical marijuana laws, fatal accidents involving pot-using drivers soared while overall traffic fatalities decreased.
ID theft a huge problem nationally
Georgia has the country’s second highest number of fraudulent tax refund claims.
Support linked to ability to win, not ideology
Says U.S. Senate candidate Michelle Nunn was "handpicked" by President Barack Obama
Abolishing department doesn't abolish all programs
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee
Says David Perdue wants to abolish the U.S. Department of Education, which would cost Georgia schools $1 billion a year and eliminate millions in student loans.
Some efforts may preserve American work
Says David Perdue built his business career outsourcing American jobs.
Seeking women voters
David Perdue "proposes rolling back the clock on women’s health care."
Georgia can substantially increase its funding for education by going after $2.5 billion in uncollected taxes.
"Same work" claim depends on job
Women still do not get paid as much as men, even "for the same work, period."
What's the bottom line?
Democratic Party of Georgia
David Perdue led efforts to ship thousands of jobs overseas.
67 fewer employees on staff
Gwinnett County government has made "significant cutbacks in staffing."
Tax bill gap isn't hundreds of dollars
Brookhaven homeowners pay hundreds of dollars less in property taxes compared with owners of the same-value homes in unincorporated DeKalb County.
Honors don't always mean quality
DeKalb County has been recognized in recent years as having one the best sheriff’s departments in the nation.
Literal truth missing context
Jeff Mann has an ethics complaint against him alleging he used county workers for campaign work, which is an indictable offense.
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