Legislative Update 5.21.19
Legislative Update 5.21.19

Welcome to Summer.  For some, summer is signified by the opening of the pool, the thrill of the first toe-stubbing in flip-flops, or the centering of the sun over the Tropic of Cancer (around June...

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Legislative Update 4.8.19
Legislative Update 4.8.19

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...

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Legislative Update 4.1.19
Legislative Update 4.1.19

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...

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Legislative Update 3.25.19
Legislative Update 3.25.19

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...

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Legislative Update 3.18.19
Legislative Update 3.18.19

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...

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Legislative Update 3.11.19
Legislative Update 3.11.19

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...

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Legislative Update 3.4.19
Legislative Update 3.4.19

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...

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Legislative Update 2.18.19
Legislative Update 2.18.19

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...

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Legislative Update 2.11.19
Legislative Update 2.11.19

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...

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Legislative Update 2.4.19
Legislative Update 2.4.19

It was an unusual week for government nerds like myself. Thanks to the impending arrival of the Patriots, the Rams, and about a billion of their closest friends, the General Assembly scheduled...

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Legislative Update 1.28.19
Legislative Update 1.28.19

Every year, the general assembly takes a week off (usually the second week of session) to kick-start budget hearings. During that time, commissioners and directors come before a joint meeting of...

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