Hate Crimes Bill Stalled For Now, But Tomorrow Promises Movement in Day 32

With legislative day 31 in the books, another day passed without movement on the Georgia General Assembly’s latest effort to pass a hate crime bill. Last year, HB 426 passed the House 96-64 and made its way to the Senate where to date, has been stuck in committee. Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee cancelled a… Read More Hate Crimes Bill Stalled For Now, But Tomorrow Promises Movement in Day 32

Georgia Assembly 2020 session opens, but controversy looms

This week starts the 2020 session of the Georgia General Assembly. Similar to sessions of the past few years, at least one bill has been filed meant to draw support from social conservatives.  In 2016, Gov. Nathan Deal (R-GA) vetoed a religious liberty bill after significant pressure from corporate and film industry interests. Last year,… Read More Georgia Assembly 2020 session opens, but controversy looms

Beneficiaries To Receive Nominal Increase Next Year

According to data released today from the Social Security Administration, the 68.6 million beneficiaries of the Old-Age, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (OASDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs will receive a cost of living adjustment of 1.6% next year, a decrease from last year’s 2.8% bump. The adjustments will commence on December 31, 2019 for… Read More Beneficiaries To Receive Nominal Increase Next Year

Republican Challengers Seeking Nomination Face Historical Paradigm Shift

To date three candidates have challenged President Donald Trump to the Republican Party nomination for next year’s election. William Weld, former Massachusetts governor, Joe Walsh, one-term Congressman from Illinois’ 8th district, and Mark Sanford, former South Carolina governor, hope to repeat a phenomenon that rarely occurs in American history—wrestle a party’s nomination from an incumbent… Read More Republican Challengers Seeking Nomination Face Historical Paradigm Shift