With Thanksgiving behind us, we’re officially in the gift-giving season. And while the thoughts behind your gifts do mean a lot, the gifts you give this year can have a lasting impact. Let’s say you want to make sure Georgia’s environmental hearings are adequately covered in January. Or, you’re concerned the new Republican Super Majority… [Read More]
What does a progressive win in Georgia look like? Well, here’s how Rachel Maddow describes the downfall of former Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers after Better Georgia leaked the video of his Pres. Obama mind-control meeting at the Gold Dome: “The Republican Senate Majority Leader did convene that meeting of Georgia Republican senators to talk about Pres…. [Read More]
Yesterday we told you about Majority Leader Chip Rogers’ anti-business, anti-environment conspiracy theories. You’ll remember that he hates the Georgia Chamber because he thinks the group uses United Nations-approved, Soviet-era mind control techniques to secretly steal your freedom. He also hates “sustainable development,” “smart growth” and “historical preservation.” But we couldn’t tell you everything about Majority Leader Rogers’… [Read More]
Why does Georgia’s Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers hate the Georgia Chamber, the Atlanta Regional Commission and the Urban Land Institute? Watch the video to find out.
A day after President Obama’s re-election, Gov. Nathan Deal suggested that he will not create the state’s part of the Affordable Health Care act, the president’s signature legislative achievement. Deal told The Associated Press that he won’t confirm his decision until notifying federal authorities. But he noted that the state has stopped planning an exchange. It is time… [Read More]
Today, Better Georgia released the results of a stateside survey of likely voters for key races and the Amendment 1 constitutional ballot question, which would allow the state government to create charter schools over the objection of locally elected school boards. The results show that despite millions of dollars spent by out-of-state corporations in support of… [Read More]
State Sen. Don Balfour, the senate’s Rules Chairman, is on the hot seat for his multiple ethical lapses during his career. Better Georgia launched a new television ad, airing in his senate district through election day, to call attention to Georgia’s most corrupt legislator: Sunlight is the best disinfectant, so we’re making sure voters know about Sen. Balfour’s… [Read More]
Beverly Hedges, a Dalton teacher, and the Rev. Timothy McDonald, senior pastor at First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta, filed a lawsuit today in the Superior Court of Fulton County asking for a declaration that the ballot language presented to voters for Amendment 1 is purposely misleading. Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary… [Read More]
A YouTube video from the Southern Education Foundation featuring two high school students laid out some of the key arguments against Amendment 1, which is disguised on the ballot as a charter school measure. Click to watch the video. Sign our pledge to Vote ‘No’ on Amendment 1. Join us on Facebook: Better Georgia Schools.
Amendment 1, also known as the charter school amendment, would have “a serious impact” on students at traditional public schools according to State School Superintendent John Barge. Click to watch Barge explain Amendment 1. Barge answered questions about Amendment 1 at a public forum in Macon on Oct. 11, 2012. Barge supports charter schools but… [Read More]