Last week, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution opined that “Nathan Deal’s ‘religious liberty’ veto could define his legacy.” There are no two ways about it: Gov. Deal is on the right side of this important issue. Even Better Georgia — arguably, Deal’s toughest critic — applauded the governor’s resolve in standing up to right-wing extremists who want… [Read More]
Georgia’s rural hospitals continue to be in crisis as Gov. Nathan Deal refuses to bring home federal dollars to close the Medicaid gap. House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams (D-Atlanta) spoke at length with WABE reporter Denis O’Hayer about the rural hospital crisis and options available this session.
Gov. Deal’s State of the State address Wednesday delivered what we’ve come to expect from this Governor’s office: more of the same. Just like every year before, Gov. Deal used his annual speech to showcase a Georgia that works for Gov. Deal and his buddies, but nobody else.
Today is one of my favorite Mondays. Tonight, I will cheer for my alma mater, Alabama, as the Crimson Tide plays to win the college football national championship. I’m also hoping Kirby Smart brings all of his success at Bama back to UGA and Athens, the city I now call home. But first, Better Georgia… [Read More]
The U.S. Supreme Court just upheld a key component of the Affordable Care Act – guaranteeing the law will be here to provide affordable insurance for decades to come. While this is good news for Georgia, Gov. Deal’s Medicaid blockade continues to drag our state down. While many Georgians are benefiting from increased access to… [Read More]
Georgia’s rural hospital crisis could soon get much, much worse. The Supreme Court, in the King v. Burwell case, will soon decide whether millions of people in 34 states, including 412,000 here in Georgia, will lose premium tax credits they rely on to make health insurance affordable. Without those tax credits, most of the people… [Read More]
As lawmakers gather in Atlanta today to start a new Legislative session there are at least two issues from last year still hanging over the Gold Dome like a dark cloud: Georgia’s hospital crisis Religious discrimination legislation Before Georgia’s lawmakers went home last year, four rural hospitals stopped services and slammed their doors shut for… [Read More]
GOV. DEAL’S SCANDALS Gov. Deal is up to his eyes in scandals as he asks for your vote. Here are just a few: Gainesville Salvage – When Nathan Deal was in Congress, the Congressional Ethics committee launched an investigation into his shady business practices. Congress determined that Deal had improperly used the power of his… [Read More]
We’ve seen a troubling pattern with Gov. Nathan Deal. Instead of taking care of Georgia’s business, Gov. Deal is busy taking care of his own personal interests and constantly trying to fix scandals. Whether he is preparing to testify in court about an alleged cover-up of his campaign’s finance violations, or putting $76 million dollars… [Read More]
The best thing we can say about Georgia’s 2014 Legislative Session is that it’s over. Republicans in both chambers spent the session trying to restrict access to affordable health care, forcing radical anti-choice legislation on female state employees and working to allow guns in places they don’t belong. They even attempted to legalize discrimination under… [Read More]