Harvest of the Month: Mushrooms

Harvest of the Month: Mushrooms

Published: Apr 9, 2019   |   Category: Blog   |   Tags: , , , ,

They’re known as a superfood source of powerful nutrients. Fresh mushrooms are a healthy addition to everyone’s plate. In fact, mushrooms provide many of the same nutritional benefits as vegetables. And they are this month’s Harvest of the Month. Before we get to some fun kid-friendly mushroom recipes, let’s talk about the facts. Mushrooms are: […]

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Legislative Update 4.8.19

Legislative Update 4.8.19

Published: Apr 8, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

If you ask me, Sine Die is one of the most anticipated yet most dreaded days for a lot of us.  Anticipated because it is a day that means tomorrow you can finally reintroduce yourself to your children, pets, and pillow; brush your hair and put your contacts in without live streaming some 7:30 am […]

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Legislative Update 4.1.19

Legislative Update 4.1.19

Published: Apr 1, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Hello my friends – I could hardly wait to tell you my BIG news: George Clooney finally responded to my six years’ worth of fan mail with an apology for his tardiness and an offer to direct my next Two Minute Take as recompense. Of course, I graciously accepted his offer, forgave him for ignoring me (and […]

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Legislative Update 3.25.19

Legislative Update 3.25.19

Published: Mar 25, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

One of the things I find most interesting about the Capitol is the variety of sounds one experiences in the course of a day. For those of you who have yet to grace the halls of Georgia’s finest sausage-making facility, it is a fascinating study in auditory encounters. Let me see if I can guide […]

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Legislative Update 3.18.19

Legislative Update 3.18.19

Published: Mar 18, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

One of the most challenging things to do towards the end of the legislative session is to convince oneself that wearing bedroom slippers to the capitol is still a bad idea. In the throes of an event that simultaneously resembles a public policy pop-quiz, a camping expedition and a rehearsal dinner held on Halloween, deciding […]

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Legislative Update 3.11.19

Legislative Update 3.11.19

Published: Mar 11, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Sometimes, at the state house, waiting for a lawmaker to emerge from chambers, or for 374 school children to get through the metal detector at the Washington Street entrance, you can find me daydreaming about other career choices I could have made. “What would it be like,” I wonder, “to have been a fill-in-the-blank?” I […]

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Legislative Update 3.4.19

Legislative Update 3.4.19

Published: Mar 4, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Let me just start by saying that today is PB&J Day at the Capitol. Each year, the Georgia peanut industry comes to the state house and brings a bunch of sandwiches and milk with them to share with the likes of us. It is one of my favorite days because not only can I live […]

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Legislative Update 2.25.19

Legislative Update 2.25.19

Published: Feb 25, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates   |   Tags: , , ,

Download a PDF of the Update here It is just about that time of the legislative session when one begins to ask important questions of oneself. Things like, “Should I have become a skydiving instructor?“, “Why am I drawn to long conversations about shall’s and may’s?”, “Should I tell my mother that I am not a […]

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Published: Feb 22, 2019   |   Category: touchpoints   |   Tags: , ,

Helping set a firm foundation for child policy-making, this week Voices for Georgia’s Children presented The Whole Child Primer to lawmakers.  Voices partnered with an expert team of child advocates to provide insight at a joint hearing of the House Juvenile Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services Committees. The presentation focused on where Georgia stands, what we are doing well and […]

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Legislative Update 2.18.19

Legislative Update 2.18.19

Published: Feb 18, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates   |   Tags:

Download a PDF of the update here Each week I spend an inordinate amount of time in a comfy chair in my office, reading legislation, answering emails, and generally thinking about how to make legal-eze and government policy seem interesting and dynamic to the average Joe or Jane. As you can imagine, in the course […]

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Voices for Georgia’s Children Presents “The Whole Child Primer” to House Committee

Voices for Georgia’s Children Presents “The Whole Child Primer” to House Committee

Published: Feb 11, 2019   |   Category: Press Releases   |   Tags: , , , ,

Atlanta, GA – Voices for Georgia’s Children, along with the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network, presented a special report entitled “The Whole Child Primer” to a joint hearing of the House Juvenile Justice, House Health and Human Services, and House Education committees on Wednesday, February 6th at 8:30 a.m. The Primer outlines the areas that affect […]

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Legislative Update 2.11.19

Legislative Update 2.11.19

Published: Feb 11, 2019   |   Category: Legislative Updates

Download a PDF of the Update Here It is the week of Valentine’s Day, which makes me think about love. Love of country, love of friends and family, and love of work. — Wait a minute. Let’s reflect on that last one. What, exactly, do I love about my job? Is it the lost weekends […]

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