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Georgia’s casino bill dead for 2017

Georgia’s casino bill dead for 2017

State Senator Brandon Beach’s SB 79, the ‘destination resort act,’ was perhaps the most discussed bill under the Gold Dome in 2017. That figures to be the case in 2018 as well since it died earlier this morning in the Senate Regulated Industries Committee, lacking the votes to make it out to a full floor vote.

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Georgia 6: GOP favored, but not a safe bet

By Hastings Wyman –

The special election to replace US Rep. Tom Price (R), who is now Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Trump Administration, will be the first test of the Democrats’ ability to win over Republican voters who did not support Donald Trump last November.


Reflections on Apples and slot machines

By Gary Wisenbaker –

When Satan– as a serpent, the most subtle creature in the Garden of Eden– preyed on man’s desire to enjoy whatever was desired, he used the forbidden fruit of the tree in the middle of the garden as bait. Think of it as a longing for things bright and shiny characterized by a desire requiring instant gratification.


Two Georgia Activists Address Trump Immigration Orders

Two Georgia activists who stand on polar opposites regarding illegal immigration released statements on Trump administration instructions issued yesterday by the Department of Homeland Security. One of the memos is titled “Enforcement of the Immigration Laws to Serve the National Interest” and another one is “Implementing the President’s Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements Policies,” which provides guidance to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and the Border Patrol on how to execute President Donald Trump’s Jan. 25 executive orders.


The Johnson Amendment: What’s the Big Deal?

By Randy Evans –

Until President Donald Trump pledged to “totally destroy” the Johnson Amendment, most Americans (except a few well-informed church leaders and tax lawyers) had no idea what he was talking about. After all, the law has apparently never been enforced or even discussed to any significant degree.

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Oklahoma GOP favored to hold the governor’s mansion in 2018

By Hastings Wyman –

Gov. Mary Fallin (R) is finishing her second-term and will be term-limited in 2018. An open seat for governor is always a plum, easier to win than challenging an incumbent, with all the built-in advantages that a state’s CEO enjoys.

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