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The role of the State Charter School Commission in GA education

The role of the State Charter School Commission in GA education

By Jose Perez –

Charter schools are public schools of choice, meaning that families choose them for their children. They operate with waivers from some of the regulations normally imposed upon district schools. Georgia voters by approving the constitutional amendment have turned public education into a two-sector system. One is a traditional school district, centrally managed.

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McConnell: ‘I don’t know’ how we get to 50 votes on health care bill

By Louis Nelson (Politico) –

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Wednesday said the path forward for the legislation to repeal and replace Obamacare remains unclear, adding that he is unsure at the moment how such a measure will secure the requisite 50 votes from the GOP’s 52 senators.

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Rand Paul to tee up vote on blocking Trump’s Saudi arms deal

By Elana Schor (Politico) –

Kentucky GOP Sen. Rand Paul is expected to offer legislation as soon as Wednesday that would block President Donald Trump’s $110 billion weapons sales to Saudi Arabia.

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Gov. Deal willing to spend to grow port

By Cosby Woodruff –

Gov. Nathan Deal’s commitment to spending an additional $20 million in state money to deepen and expand the Port of Savannah is likely to spur additional visits to the port from the largest container ships in the world.

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Alabama Senate race ready to roll

By Hastings Wyman –

Last week when the filing date had passed for this year’s special US Senate election in Alabama, the late entry of US Rep. Mo Brooks (R) created a new race. Incumbent Luther Strange (R), appointed by disgraced former Gov. Robert Bentley (R), is under fire, or at least suspicion, that his appointment was designed to interrupt the investigation of Bentley by Strange as the state’s attorney general. The vacancy was created when Jeff Sessions (R) resigned to become Attorney General in President Trump’s administration.

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Georgia Chamber opens South Georgia office

While the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has served Peach State business interests for over 100 years, it’s easy to think of it as an Metro Atlanta institution. After all their headquarters are downtown, their biggest members are in and around the city, and most of their advocacy goes on under the Gold Dome. Well think again.




Publisher Emeritus:
    Hastings Wyman
Editor and Publisher:
    Phil Kent
Staff Writers:
    Cindy Morley
    Gary Reese
Circulation Director/ Staff Writer:
    Patrick Hickey
Advertising & Sales:
    Patti Peach
Marketing Director:
    Melanie Dobbins
    

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