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Nancy Jester announces campaign for State School Superintendent

By   /  November 12, 2013  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet Former DeKalb County School Board Member runs as Republican in 2014 Dunwoody, Georgia November 11, 2013 Self-proclaimed “Mom with a calculator” Nancy Jester announced she will enter the 2014 election for State School Superintendent, running in the Republican Primary. “I asked you to join me today so that I could share with you my [...]

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For Different Reasons, Fewer People Want To Be A Senator This Week

By   /  December 7, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /   Comments

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Tweet Politics has a cruel way of demonstrating that just when you think you have everything figured out, the rules and situations change.  December is usually a time where public politics is relatively quiet.  There are behind the scenes preparations for legislative sessions that begin anew in January, but it is usually the time when [...]

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The truth about taxes

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Opinion  /   Comments

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Tweet My voting record as a member of the House, and now as a member of the Senate, confirms that I am not in favor of tax increases. I have never supported or voted for tax increases, and I don’t intend to start now.

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John House wants to lose

By   /  October 17, 2012  /  Tom Knighton  /   Comments

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Tweet  John House says he wants to beat Sanford Bishop. He has already defeated Ken DeLoach and Rick Allen. His supporters definitely want him to beat Bishop. The thing is, I don’t know that he really does.

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Charter Schools, The Education Establishment, and 2014

By   /  August 21, 2012  /  Charlie Harper  /  Comments Off

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Tweet Georgia School Superintendent John Barge threw an outside curve ball into Republican plans for school reform last week. In the process he managed to blindside current leadership attempting to pass a constitutional amendment to allow funding for state sponsored charter schools. He also likely just started the 2014 campaign cycle.

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State Rep. Dickey Endorses Rick Allen for Congress

By   /  August 16, 2012  /  Politics  /  Comments Off

GOP candidate Rick Allen is in a runoff with John House for the chance to challenge Rep. Sanford Bishop for the Second district seat.

Tweet Special to the Journal In a written statement, released August 15th, Georgia State Representative Robert Dickey gave his endorsement to fellow Republican Rick Allen: “I am excited to endorse Rick Allen for Congress for the 2nd District of Georgia, which covers my home county of Crawford. Rick is the candidate we need in Congress [...]

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By   /  March 16, 2011  /  Politics  /   Comments

Tweet 40 Days at the Capitol- Installment 8 To our readers:   State Senator Buddy Carter (R- Pooler) will be reporting each week during the Legislative Session.  The session began January 10, 2011 and is expected to last until the latter days of March. Day 25 (Monday, March 7, 2011): Today is 10th Amendment Day in [...]

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