The ‘hipster tax’ in the House transportation package

9:34 am Jan. 29, 2015

At the federal and state level, lawmakers are often engineers who attempt to mold society through tax policy – discouraging disreputable habits with heavy levies.

Cigarettes and alcohol are often favorite targets. And now, Two points:

David Perdue starts Senate career as No. 96 of 100

9:53 am Dec. 18, 2014

No. 96.

That’s where Republican David Perdue will begin his U.S. Senate seniority climb. The Washington Post’s Reid Wilson Previous service in the U.S. House, or as governor, cabinet secretary or vice president counts towards one’s

Kennesaw set to reverse mosque rejection

8:39 am Dec. 11, 2014

Last night, after a closed work session, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews sent word via email that the four city council members who voted last week against issuing a use permit for a storefront mosque have

Austin Scott, Tom Graves on opposite sides of majority leader race

5:08 pm Jun. 19, 2014

WASHINGTON — California’s Kevin McCarthy is the new U.S. House Majority Leader and Louisiana’s Steve Scalise is the Majority Whip, after a secret ballot election among House Republicans this afternoon.

McCarthy’s rise from whip was a foregone conclusion, while Scalise’s first-ballot victory over competitors from Illinois and Indiana was a win for Southern influence, as Galloway fleshed out over the weekend.

During the closed-door House GOP meeting, McCarthy was nominated with a