Archive of: Political Notes

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An Ardent Moderate

An Ardent Moderate

Johnny Isakson's triumph sends the message that Georgia is a fiscally conservative, business-oriented state, not interested in demagogues or hatemongers.

January 2005
Let's Get Real

Let's Get Real

Georgia Republicans have achieved their goal of controlling state government. Now comes the hard part – governing and passing legislation.

December 2004
The Bill Comes Due

The Bill Comes Due

Next year state officials may have to find anywhere from $1 billion to $1.5 billion in new money for a budget they were barely able to balance this year.

November 2004
End To Sheriffs' Party Affiliations?

End To Sheriffs' Party Affiliations?

Prospects for a non-partisan race, water permits off the table and Columbus in the lead.

December 2003
Walls To Lead Georgia Lottery

Walls To Lead Georgia Lottery

An interim president for Georgia's big moneymaker, the Senate race heats up and Zell blasts the Democrats.

November 2003
A Georgia Riddle

A Georgia Riddle

I elected a Democrat to the U.S. Senate and the applauded every time he voted with the Republicans. Who am I?

November 2003
Colleges Feel The Budget Pinch

Colleges Feel The Budget Pinch

The University system may consider limiting campus enrollments, Roy Barnes says no, and another look at UGA fundraising.

October 2003
The Giant Sucking Sound

The Giant Sucking Sound

Remember the good old days before 9/11 when we were scared to death that our computers might crash when the calendar turned from 1999 to 2000? Remember when nothing happened?

October 2003
Saxby Chambliss: Prime Time Player

Saxby Chambliss: Prime Time Player

Behind the likable, low-key demeanor is a stealth politician with a laser focus - a key player on President Bush's team.

September 2003
Revisiting The Titanic

Revisiting The Titanic

Just a year ago Gov. Roy Barnes launched what was known as the mother of all re-election campaigns. What went wrong?

September 2003
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