Human Behavior

There is definitely no logic to human behavior.

Georgia GOP chooses pragmatism over ideological purity

Georgia Republicans reelect their state chairman rather than a more ideological challenger, but not by much . . .

Tags: Georgia Republican Party , John Padgett

We definitely learned some lessons from the General Assembly session

The takeaways from this legislative session are that jobs are available if you know the right person, regulations are bad except when they're good, and raccoons in North Georgia better watch out . . .

Tags: legislative session , lessons taught

The transportation funding bill is a turning point for lawmakers

Legislators set their ideologies aside to pass a bill raising money to repair the transportation infrastructure . . .

Tags: infrastructure , tax increase , transportation funding bill

Make way for the latest petroleum pipeline

The Palmetto Pipeline is one of the largest infrastructure projects ever proposed for Georgia -- but you wouldn't know that from listening to politicians . . .

Tags: coastal Georgia , Palmetto Pipeline

An emotional day symbolizes a big change for Georgia

On several social and cultural issues, Georgia is changing much more quickly than you would expect in such a conservative state . . .

Tags: cultural change , social issues

The parties switch roles

Democrats and Republicans appeared to have switched roles in this year's General Assembly session . . .

Tags: legislative session , party roles

Legislators should be allowed to legislate

As in past years, important bills are held up until the dying hours of the session, then rammed through to passage by the governor and the legislative leadership . . .

Tags: adoption of bills , legislative session

Meet the new superintendent of schools

The new law authorizing a state takeover of low-performing schools essentially makes the governor the state school superintendent . . .

Tags: Nathan Deal , Richard Woods , school takeover

One lawmaker fights the power

Rep. David Stover has the courage to stand up to Georgia's powerful chief executive and call him out . . .

Tags: David Stover , governor's powers , Nathan Deal

Whatever happened to the principle of local control?

There was a time when legislators believed in the concept of "local control," but that time has long since passed . . .

Tags: Legislators , local control
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