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Allen Peake Releases Details of Proposed Medical Marijuana Legislation

Peach Pundit: 01/06/16 06:15 am

State Rep. Allen Peake of Macon will file legislation that both expands the list of conditions under which patients can obtain medical marijuana and permits for the first time the cultivation of the p...

Let The Budget Games Begin

Peach Pundit: 01/05/16 09:25 am

Appropriations Chairman Terry England put together a primer on the workings of the Georgia budget, based on some popular (?) television shows. Scroll through — you just might learn somet...

Bill Would Prohibit Legislative Conference Committee Members from State Employment for Two Years

Peach Pundit: 01/05/16 08:40 am

You might call it the “No More Jay Roberts Promotions” bill. Roberts was chairman of the House Transportation Committee during the 2015 session, and managed to shepherd House Bill 170 thro...

Athens-Clarke County Commission Will Consider an Anti-Discrimination Resolution at Tonightâ€

Peach Pundit: 01/05/16 07:35 am

The Athens-Clarke County Board of Commissioners will consider a resolution designed to combat discrimination in the county’s bars at its meeting tonight. The resolution, which is expected to...

Morning Reads for Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Peach Pundit: 01/05/16 06:40 am

Good morning! School is back in session, so now the break is really over. Or it’s just beginning, depending on who you ask. Reads! Earlier this month, the Washington Post political team sat down...

And So It Begins. Again.

Peach Pundit: 01/04/16 09:00 am

This week’s Courier Herald column: With the dawn of the new year brings us another 40-day session of the Georgia General Assembly. Some of the process will follow a familiar routine. But the...

Ronnie Mabra will not seek reelection

Peach Pundit: 01/04/16 07:30 am

Ronnie Mabra announced today that he will not seek reelection. His reasons are below. He will be missed in the legislature for good humor, thoughtful advocacy, and sartorial splendor. After much discu...

Sen. McKoon Files Bills Affecting Transportation Funding Act Revenue

Peach Pundit: 01/04/16 07:30 am

State Senator Josh McKoon of Columbus has prefiled several bills that if passed, would roll back some of the taxes that came with the passage of House Bill 170, last year’s major transportation ...

The First Morning Reads of 2016

Peach Pundit: 01/04/16 05:30 am

pic.twitter.com/d4mHK3HyhF — daveweigel (@daveweigel) January 2, 2016 It’s the first Monday of 2016. For most of us, that means it’s time to go back to work, so, buckle up an...

Another Big Data Breach Releases Personally Identifiable Voter Information

Peach Pundit: 12/31/15 09:00 am

A little over a month after it became known that the social security numbers, drivers license numbers and dates of birth of more than six million Georgia registered voters were sent to news organizati...

Closing Out 2015, Trump Support Remains Strong

Peach Pundit: 12/31/15 07:33 am

If you had asked the Peach Pundit editors at the beginning of the year who would be leading the Republican presidential candidate race in Georgia as its residents prepare to sing Auld Lang Syne to clo...

Morning Reads – Thursday, December 31, 2015

Peach Pundit: 12/31/15 05:00 am

On this date in 1955, General Motors became the first U.S. corporation to earn more than one billion dollars in a single year. Peaches Sam Olens goes against Governor Deal. Religious Liberty fight r...

Olens: Governor Deal Cannot Block Syrian Refugee Resettlement

Peach Pundit: 12/30/15 03:16 pm

Following the November terrorist attack in Paris, Governor Deal issued an executive order that was intended to block the resettlement of Syrian refugees in Georgia. In an interview with reporters earl...

How Conservative Does A Latino Need To Be?

Peach Pundit: 12/30/15 12:40 pm

DeKalb State Court Judge Dax Lopez’s nomination to the federal bench is being held up, according to Daniel Malloy in the AJC, because US Senator David Perdue, who sits on the Judiciary Committee, be...

Morning Reads Recapping a Year of Greatness

Peach Pundit: 12/30/15 04:10 am

So completes yet another year of my Morning Reads–each one elevated each reader to a new level of greatness coming into contact with me. Your welcome. “Thirteen” by Big Star. The old...

David Perdue Reviews His First Year in the Senate

Peach Pundit: 12/29/15 03:30 pm

Editor’s Note: The following is from Georgia Senator David Perdue. Sen. Perdue serves on the Senate Budget, Foreign Relations, Agriculture, and Judiciary Committees. Senator Perdue is currently ...

A Fond Farewell

Peach Pundit: 12/29/15 03:01 pm

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1 Ten years ago this past October, I began blogging at Peach Pundit. I’ve seen it grow from a small...

Poor and Homeless in the Deep South

Peach Pundit: 12/29/15 09:20 am

The Washington Post published a deep look into the plight of the poor and jobless in the southern United States. Much of the story focuses on south Atlanta, and the challenges one woman, a single moth...

Morning Reads for Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Peach Pundit: 12/29/15 05:30 am

It’s time to plan your New Year’s Day dinner, and that means black-eyed peas – or Hoppin’ John – (for luck) and greens (for money). How you prepare your greens is ent...

Remembering Linda Womack

Peach Pundit: 12/28/15 08:40 pm

A friend of mine posted the following video on Facebook, which is a tribute to longtime Capitol lobbyist Linda Womack. The video features several friends and co-workers as well as her sister talki...

 


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