Today we’re looking at the legacy of Georgia Governor Nathan Deal. Will Governor Deal go down in Georgia’s history as one of our best governors or one of our worst? Will history even remember the Governor Deal era? What does his time in office mean for the future of Georgia politics? Listen in as we… [Read More]
Gov. Deal and his team are going after Better Georgia — again, and you’ll never guess why.
This time, Gov. Deal is complaining because Better Georgia is following the law — the very same law he uses to keep the public from ever knowing who is donating thousands, or even millions, of dollars to secretive organizations set up to push his agenda.
Yesterday, as conservative leaders across the country denounced Donald Trump’s comments about Judge Gonzalo Curiel’s Mexican heritage as racist, Trump dug in deeper, telling his critics to “get over it.” Apparently, that’s exactly what Gov. Nathan Deal has done. Gov. Nathan Deal and Sen. David Perdue made news yesterday by announcing their plans to host a… [Read More]
Yesterday morning at about 11 a.m., the Georgia Republican Party gathered for a “minority engagement lunch” with very few identifiable people of color in the room. Within hours, Donald Trump – the Republican Party’s presidential nominee and standard bearer – held a rally in California where he touted his support among black Americans by singling… [Read More]
It must be nice to be able to have opinions that are politically convenient to whatever problematic, self-serving agenda you want to promote. Take local control of school districts, for example. State School Superintendent Richard Woods doesn’t think local control is very important, until it’s a convenient platform to shield his transphobic views. Underfund our schools,… [Read More]
Rural hospital closures continue to decimate local communities in Georgia. Gov. Nathan Deal, House Speaker David Ralston and House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams, among other policymakers, have all publicly addressed the issue. In other words: Everyone knows it’s a problem. But partisan politics once again gets in the way of implementing a common-sense solution. Gov. Deal… [Read More]
The hotly contested education reform championed by Gov. Nathan Deal will be on the November ballot. Called the “Opportunity School District (OSD)” by supporters, the measure is really a school takeover plan, designed to benefit for-profit charter schools and their proponents, at the expense of funding a public education for all students. Gov. Deal claims… [Read More]
Gov. Nathan Deal vetoed not one, but two, pieces of gun legislation on the last day of the 2016 session. Deal’s veto of Campus Carry came with a lengthy explanation and an executive order creating an annual reporting requirement for colleges about the security measures in place. Deal also encouraged the General Assembly to increase penalties for… [Read More]
The final progressive victory of this year’s legislative session came yesterday with a veto of the disastrous “Campus Carry” bill, which would have legalized guns on college campuses throughout the state. Gov. Deal’s veto announcement came just before his deadline to sign or veto bills passed during the surprisingly successful 2016 session, which ended in… [Read More]
Clarkston is poised to become the first Georgia city to decriminalize marijuana. Georgia has received a lot of praise, including from President Barack Obama, for its criminal justice reform, yet Gov. Nathan Deal continues to resist changes to marijuana laws. “We should not have any municipality or jurisdiction of state government saying that they’re willing to… [Read More]