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All Eyes on Georgia’s 6th

By Mae Eldahshoury After failing to repeal and replace the Democrats’ Affordable Care Act, what could be worse for former Rep. Tom Price than the possibility of being succeeded by one such Democrat? For almost 40 years, Republicans have cruised through elections in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, but after Price’s confirmation as Secretary of Health…

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The Future of Renewable Energy in Georgia

This article originally appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of the Georgia Political Review. By Swapnil Agrawal Georgia is going green – at your power bill’s expense. In late July, the Public Service Commission, Georgia’s regulatory tribunal for utilities, approved Georgia Power’s plan to generate 1,600 megawatts of renewable energy by 2021. According to EIA data,…

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Georgia’s Legislative Agenda for 2017

By Justin Lewis On the heels of a months-long controversy surrounding two fiercely contentious issues, the Georgia General Assembly is reconvening for another legislative session this year with the hopes of tackling additional pressing topics. During the 2015-2016 legislative session, the state legislature passed two salient bills: House Bill 757, which was aimed at protecting…

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Georgia Voters, It’s Time

By Kalvis Golde Local politics is never sexy. In Georgia, though, it has been dominating headlines. Two state bills, the “religious freedom” (HB 757) and “campus carry” (HB 859) laws, roiled the Georgia electorate in 2016. Worries about the presidential race evaporated in the face of momentous questions right here at home. Can a state…

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An Immigrant Education

“Minorities aren’t supposed to get an education…They’re supposed to be working for free or for very little pay.” This is what Dr. Emiko Soltis told her class of 15 stony-faced students on a recent Sunday afternoon. Soltis is the Executive Director of Freedom University (Freedom U), a nonprofit educational organization based in Atlanta. All of the…

Senator John "Johnny" Isakson, a Republican from Georgia, speaks during an interview in Washington D.C., U.S. on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013. Isakson said the nomination of Representative Mel Watt, Democrat from North Carolina, to oversee the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the regulator for the U.S.-owned mortgage financiers, was "in trouble". Photographer: Julia Schmalz/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Here’s Johnny: The Last Of Georgia’s Old Guard

For all the popular banter about “career politicians” serving as barriers to American progress, very few men and women are able to establish themselves as permanent fixtures in Washington. The average tenure for members of the U.S. House of Representative is 9.1 years, with Senators serving a slightly more lengthy 10.2 years before they succumb…

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