Commentary

Bookman: Child welfare, public safety not big Georgia priorities

This is a story about priorities. Fearing a slowdown in tax revenue, Gov. Brian Kemp has ordered many state agencies to cut their budgets by...

Dalton ‘Dreamer’ hopes court ruling lets him stay in adopted hometown

September marks not only the start of football season, but the start of the school year for many Georgians. Students from all walks of...

Require coal ash plan transparency in Georgia Power’s rate hike request

Georgia Power wants customers who pay the company for electricity to also pay to clean up its $525 million environmental mess. And that’s about...

Bookman: Ga. Chamber signs on to GOP’s new love of tariffs,...

When Democrat Jon Ossoff announced this week that he will run against incumbent David Perdue for the U.S. Senate next year, the U.S. Chamber...

Bookman: Get ready for GOP calls to cut Medicare, other “socialism”

With two seats up for grabs next year, control of the U.S. Senate may be decided right here in Georgia. That condemns us to...

Georgia’s low-income college students deserve need-based aid

Georgia lawmakers should open up a new source of money to help college students from low-income families start and finish school. And limited online...

Bookman: Isakson an honest man, too much of a legislator for...

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson is an honest man, and he deserves honesty in return. So as he announces his reluctant retirement from public life,...

Georgia’s poor, rural hospitals lose in lawmakers’ health care waiting game

Georgia lawmakers are again waiting, fingers crossed, for someone to provide an alternative to expanding Medicaid coverage to nearly 500,000 uninsured Georgians under the...

Bookman: Courts forced to clean up Georgia’s elections mess

Back in 2017, when Gov. Brian Kemp was still Georgia’s secretary of state and responsible for running fair elections and protecting our right to...

Shine more sunlight on plans to mine near treasured Okefenokee

It’s not surprising that the Charlton County Commission late last week passed a non-binding resolution to endorse a mining company’s plan to dig little...
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