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Record-breaking election
October 29, 2014
Change isn’t just in the air. It’s already here.
Progressive voters in Georgia are turning out in record numbers to choose a better future for all of us.
WSB-TV: Early voting turnout could break records
Two issues are at the top-of-mind for early voters: education and jobs.
“Education. I have a 9-...
Gov. Deal: Where's the HOPE?
August 11, 2014
Election year pandering is nothing new for many politicians, but Gov. Deal might be the king of it.
Just three years after gutting the HOPE scholarship--the ticket to higher education for thousands of Georgia’s college students--Gov. Deal is pitching a brand new program to encourage adults to head...
Nathan Deal used taxpayer money to secure a personal business deal that made him a multi-millionaire
June 27, 2014
Since becoming governor, Nathan Deal has gone from rags to riches by using taxpayer-funded staff to work on his own personal business deals behind closed doors.
At first, the governor promised no such shady business practices had taken place. Upon taking office as governor, Deal transferred his...
Gov. Deal brags about a $750 million education shortfall
June 20, 2014
It shouldn’t be a surprise by now, but Gov. Deal is at it again.
This time he’s bragging about how he increased funding for public schools. But sadly, Gov. Deal isn’t being honest with you. The new budget that Gov. Deal is bragging about still shorts our public schools around $750 million dollars...


Posted by Bryan Long on September 16th, 2014

Georgia has been an exceptional state for Nathan Deal to do business.

When Nathan Deal walked into the governor’s office in January 2011, he had just quit Congress to avoid penalties for using his office to strong-arm an exclusive state contract for his Gainesville junkyard.

Without that exclusive government contract, his junkyard started losing money and was in debt by about $2 million. The governor needed to sell it.


Posted by Bryan Long on January 5th, 2015

This headline over the weekend was sobering:

Republicans in state governments plan juggernaut of conservative legislation

And the first sentence of that Washington Post article makes our next few months even more clear:

Posted by Bryan Long on December 29th, 2014

If your boss wrote a religious book filled with inflammatory and discriminatory language that even went as far as blaming women for the fall of creation and then handed out copies to employees at work, would that be a problem?

Of course it would. That’s exactly what Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran did, and it’s one of the reasons he was suspended.

Posted by Bryan Long on November 5th, 2014

When Better Georgia opened our doors three years ago, our goal was clear: empower progressive voices to make Georgia a better place.

The debate here had been between the right and the far right for far too long.

Today, we know that we've created a conversation that had been missing.

The election results last night were disappointing, but one thing is certain: Georgia is now a battleground state where the political debate is no longer limited to one party fighting with itself.

Georgia is a better place today than when we started.

Posted by Bryan Long on November 3rd, 2014

Thanks to you, Georgia’s reputation as “the reddest of red states” is in jeopardy.

That’s right. Together, we’ve worked hard, and now, I have great news to share with you.

We’re winning.

During early voting, we've turned out in unprecedented numbers to vote for a brighter future for our state. In fact, so far, 933,699 Georgians have voted early, and they are the most diverse group of voters in the history of our state:


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Better Georgia is ready for our state to once again lead the South. We want strong communities and schools. We want quality jobs and a culture that attracts the best businesses.

The debate in Georgia has been between the right and the far right for too long. Better Georgia is working to change the debate and change our state. With your help, Georgia will be better than ever.

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