State grapples with tax revenues, budget cuts
Charlie Harper is the publisher of GeorgiaPol.com, and the Executive Director of PolicyBEST, which focuses on policy solutions in the areas of Business Climate, Education, Science & Medicine, and Transportation.

State grapples with tax revenues, budget cuts

While theatrics in Washington have consumed virtually all of the political headlines over the past week, a two-day budget hearing in Atlanta framed the state of Georgia’s economy and tax policy. No immediate votes are scheduled, but the discussion provided a road map to future implications for the state’s politics and impacts on the pocketbooks of all Georgians.
The hearings featured a scattering of local economists, as well as experts with insights into Georgia’s workforce, tourism, and housing industries. Notably absent were state agency heads who have been charged by Governor Brian Kemp with preparing budget cut recommendations for 4 (more…)

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Senator Perdue: Sheriffs  deserve more than our gratitude
Jack Bernard, a retired SVP with a large national healthcare firm, has worked extensively with hospitals across the nation regarding cost containment and insurance. He was also the first Director of Health Planning for Georgia.

Senator Perdue: Sheriffs deserve more than our gratitude

“(Sheriffs) preserve peace, prevent crime, and protect all Georgians. I’m grateful for all the work they do to keep us safe.” ~ Senator David Perdue (September email)

Senator, unlike you, I come from a law enforcement family. My favorite uncle retired as a NYC Precinct Commander, one of my cousins retired as correction guard, and another retired from the FBI. They were all great people that I was close to.
I agree, Senator, that we should be grateful for them and others like them. All Americans owe a great deal to our brave law enforcement community, but words and platitudes are (more…)

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Griffin surges in second half to beat Whitewater 41-14

The Wildcats are getting close, but they’re not there quite yet. Whitewater kept high-powered Griffin in check for a half, but the 5-0 Bears pulled away in the second half to win 41-14.
Griffin showcased their big-play potential immediately, chewing up 65 yards quickly on their first drive. They opened the scoring with a 22-yard receiver screen from Darshaveious Foster to Khalfani Harps.
The Wildcat defense locked in on their next possession, bending but not giving in. Griffin drove out to midfield, but a TJ Hill sack and a Kevin Wilcher sack on fourth down squashed the push.
Griffin broke (more…)

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