Deal signs off on bills from special session

Deal signs off on bills from special session

Georgia lawmakers met in special session last week, and walked away Saturday morning with a hurricane relief package, a tax credit for certain taxpayers within Southwest Georgia’s timber industry who incurred significant expenses due to Hurricane Michael and suspension of the collection of the state’s 4 percent sales and use tax on jet fuel through the end of FY 2019.

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Florida officials flag a possible violation of elections law by state Democrats

Florida officials flag a possible violation of elections law by state Democrats

The Florida Department of State, which oversees elections, has asked federal prosecutors to look into faulty forms sent to voters in at least four counties that may have caused them to miss the deadline for fixing problems with their mail-in ballots. Emails released by the Department show that the forms appear to have been sent by the state Democratic Party.

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Georgia Libertarian Party – R.I.P.

Georgia Libertarian Party – R.I.P.

As a Libertarian I find myself always confronted with a conundrum come election day: Should I vote for the Libertarian Party candidate who more closely aligns with my convictions or vote for the lesser of two evils– usually a Republican– who stands a chance of winning. Well, thanks to the choices and results in this mid-term election, this will no longer be an issue for me to grapple with in Georgia.

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A Georgia Post-Mortem: GOP & Democrat wins

A Georgia Post-Mortem: GOP & Democrat wins

After county elections officials counted and reported absentee ballots for Tuesday’s election, Republican gubernatorial candidate Brian Kemp led Democrat Stacey Abrams by 1.6 percent— more than 64,000 votes.

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A Divided Dixie

A Divided Dixie

It is no longer the Solid South, for either party. Southern voters kept Republican US Senate seats in GOP hands and, assuming Rick Scott’s (R) lead holds in Florida, defeated a long-time incumbent, US Sen. Bill Nelson (D).

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How to Win Tennessee

For Tennessee residents, this autumn has offered a taste of what it must be like to live in Ohio or Florida. As the CBS affiliate in Nashville cut to local commercials during a Sunday afternoon NFL game, an onslaught of political ads began for the potential replacements for Senator Bob Corker: Marsha Blackburn is owned by the pharmaceutical industry! Phil Bredesen is owned by the solar industry!

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Georgia Must Tackle Cash Bail Reform

Georgia Must Tackle Cash Bail Reform

Last legislative session, outgoing Gov. Nathan Deal embarked on one last ambitious endeavor: addressing the state’s problematic cash-bail practices. And in April 2018, the Legislature approved a bail measure that Gov. Deal ultimately signed into law.

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