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Georgia Attorney General Tackles the Opioid Crisis

Georgia Attorney General Tackles the Opioid Crisis

Opioid addiction is the country’s latest epidemic. Public health officials have called the current opioid epidemic the worst drug crisis in American history, killing more than 33,000 people in 2015. It’s showing no signs of letting up— and Georgia is not immune.

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Rand wrecks GOP unity again

By Burgess Everett (Politico) –

President Donald Trump and Senate GOP leaders are desperate for a show of legislative unity on tax reform after the collapse of Obamacare repeal.

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How will the Puerto Rican diaspora impact Florida politics?

By Hastings Wyman –

As of October 3, more than 27,000 individuals have arrived in Florida from storm-ravaged Puerto Rico through Miami International Airport, Orlando International Airport, and Port Everglades. Others are arriving on flights or cruise ships in Tampa and Fort Lauderdale. The number is expected to grow, with estimates as high as 100,000, or even more.

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Concerns mount over Thad Cochran’s health

Republicans are worried about Thad Cochran.

The Mississippi senator has been recovering the past several weeks from a urological procedure. And concern is growing on and off Capitol Hill over whether the 79-year-old lawmaker will return to work on Monday when the Senate comes back from recess — not to mention how long he’ll be able to continue leading a high-profile committee or even remain in the Senate.

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GA National Fair opens; legislators “compete”

The Georgia National Fair began in Perry at the National Fairgrounds on Thursday. The Fair is a celebration of all things agriculture in the state of Georgia. The Georgia Department of Agriculture is a key partner for the fair, showcasing its Georgia Grown program with exhibits and events for all ages. More than 500,000 attendees are expected to pour into Perry by the end of next weekend. It’s been named a top 50 Fair in North America and a top 20 event in the Southeast.

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Rand will stand in way of tax cuts, White House fears

By Burgess Everett (Politico) –

At a large gathering last week of conservatives and business groups pushing tax reform, one lawmaker in particular was on the mind of President Donald Trump’s top lobbyist: Rand Paul.




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