Put down the phone when you read this
Distracted driving such as texting behind the wheel is behind a rise in traffic deaths on Georgia roadways this year.
A fine line between taxes and fees
The recently passed transportation funding bill is a billion-dollar tax increase for Georgians.
President wants Cuba off list of state sponsors of terrorism
The Castro regime ‘violated international norms’ by secretly shipping weapons to North Korea in violation of a U.N. embargo.
Viral video overlooks key context in wage gap
Women make only 78 percent of what men make for the same job.
Constitution puts court under unique pressure
Georgia has had the nation’s busiest Court of Appeals for a decade or more.
Hotels could absorb cost
A $5-a-night hotel/motel tax that’s part of the transportation bill will hurt Georgia’s convention business by adding extra costs for large groups coming to the state.
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.
A day is not a day in the General Assembly
The Georgia Legislature’s last day of session ends at midnight.
House took charge of boundaries after advocates failed to reach deal
Lawmakers were paid for their off-season efforts to, for the first time, take the lead in drawing borders for two would-be cities.
Beer is big business
By allowing brewpubs to sell beer, Georgia could become like Mexico with only a couple of manufacturers controlling all aspects of market.
Most people shift buying but don't spend more
People buy more items during Georgia’s sales-tax holidays, boosting economic activity.
Transportation bill funding on line
Georgia has one of the nation’s highest jet fuel taxes.
Projections show debt gradually rising
Under current conditions, by 2023, the interest payments on the national debt will be $722 billion, larger than the projected defense spending of $696 billion.
Dollar's College Park church claims 30,000 members
Creflo Dollar needed a $65 million Gulfstream G650 to carry thousands of pounds of food and other supplies -- as well as the Word of God -- worldwide.
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 rep right about lack of regulation
Uber and other ride-share firms are not required to carry auto insurance under Georgia law.
State senate now weighing transportation plan
The proposed transportation tax plan revokes a tax-credit for consumers’ electric cars while the state retains similar credits for similar vehicles for businesses.
private school vouchers topic of bill
Under legislation that has cleared the Georgia House, some children who are "legal refugees" could obtain state scholarships to attend private schools.
Craft beer bill was watered down last week in committee
Georgia is one of only five states where breweries can’t sell you a pint of beer to drink on premise or sell you a six-pack to go.
GOP majority capitulated
President Obama said "22 times" he could not authorize immigration reform by executive order.
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