Why Democrats and transit will be relevant in 2015

5:44 pm Dec. 10, 2014

Two years ago, the concept of expanding fixed rail to move more commuters through metro Atlanta was declared dead – staked through the heart by the defeat a sales tax referendum.

One month ago, Democrats in

A glimmer of opportunity in a challenging jobs report

10:00 am Dec. 10, 2014

An aging workforce is preparing to retire and there are not enough skilled workers in Georgia to replenish it. A dearth of computer programmers and engineers is forcing firms to search out-of-state for staffers. And

Campaign tip sheet: Jason Carter, Nathan Deal talk about faith and morals

8:15 am Oct. 22, 2014

Nathan Deal, the Republican incumbent governor, will speak at the state Board of Education meeting in Atlanta this morning. Other events:

– 10 a.m.: Jason Carter, the Democratic candidate for governor, will address a gathering of the Georgia School Superintendents Association in Athens.

– 2:45 p.m.: Andrew Hunt, the Libertarian candidate for governor, will speak before the same group.

– 4:30 p.m.: Deal is scheduled to convene a first meeting of his Ebola

Stewing over Obamacare in the final days of the 2014 session

9:00 am Mar. 15, 2014

The next four days at the state Capitol will determine how we talk about the Affordable Care Act, a.k.a. Obamacare, for the rest of the year in Georgia.

The only question is whether, on the cusp of a highly competitive election season, our GOP-controlled Legislature will let Democrats like Michelle Nunn and Jason Carter continue to simmer in voter suspicion of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.

What’s the alternative? Republican lawmakers