Texas: Campaigns for the US House are hot and heavy

Texas: Campaigns for the US House are hot and heavy

By Hastings Wyman –

The Lone Star State will hold its primaries on March 6, the first primaries in the nation in the current election cycle. Runoffs will be held on May 22 in those contests in which no candidate receives a majority of the votes.

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Perdue pushes Savannah Harbor project

On Wednesday U.S. Senator David Perdue took part in a Senate Budget Committee hearing regarding government spending on infrastructure projects, including one close to the hearts of Georgians – the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP).

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Money messages in Southern US House races

Money messages in Southern US House races

By Hastings Wyman

In today’s volatile political environment, the amount of money that candidates for Congress have raised and have on hand is a major indicator of what could happen in November.

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Senate committee approves Vogtle credits

Senate committee approves Vogtle credits

In recent months U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, a member of the Senate Finance Committee, has made it a key point of emphasis to attempt to secure advanced nuclear production tax credits in order to ensure construction of Plant Vogtle’s two new nuclear units.

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Georgians get good news on Plant Vogtle

Georgians get good news on Plant Vogtle

Following the Georgia Public Service Commission’s decision to continue onward with the construction the two new nuclear units at Plant Vogtle, a major concern was the cost to current customers.

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Matt Gaetz: The son also rises, and then some

Matt Gaetz: The son also rises, and then some

By Hastings Wyman –

US Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) “kind of followed his father up the ladder,” says one long-time observer of Sunshine State politics, noting that Gaetz’s father, Don Gaetz, was elected Okaloosa County school superintendent and was given credit for turning the district’s schools around.

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Taking on the Opioid Epidemic

Taking on the Opioid Epidemic

Florida is on the front lines of the opioid epidemic. According to the Florida Behavioral Health Association, opioid-related hospital costs amounted to $1.1 billion in 2015. This figure represents a steady increase in opioid-related hospital costs year over year, which were $460 million in 2010 and $933 million in 2014.2) Moreover, according to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Medical Examiner’s Commission there were 5,725 opioid-related deaths reported in Florida in 2016.

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