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, The Newnan Times-Herald
Lawmakers likely to focus on economy and education, not social issues, in 2023
Marc Hyden

The upcoming 2023 legislative session was always going to be a bit of a wild card.

Legislative turnover was high—around 50 incumbent legislators did not run for re-election—which…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Key takeaways from Georgia’s midterm election
Marc Hyden

With the November elections only about a week old, some campaign staffers are still celebrating and many politicians likely remain shocked by the election results.

Meanwhile, political…

, Reason
Ohio and Alabama Voters Approve Tough-on-Crime Cash Bail Initiatives
Sarah Wall

From Reason:

Voters in Ohio and Alabama on Tuesday chose to make their states’ respective cash bail systems more stringent, electing in different ways to enshrine a dangerousness standard…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Odd ballot question strips pay from felonious elected officials
Marc Hyden

With the November elections fast approaching and early voting already underway, millions of Georgians will decide a host of important issues. Most voters seem far more focused on the Peach…

, The Newnan Times-Herald
Kudos to Biden, but pot pardons not enough
Marc Hyden

President Joe Biden grabbed headlines as he announced his intention to pardon federal convictions for simple marijuana possession. “Sending people to prison for possessing marijuana has upended too…

, Newnan Times-Herald
To the dismay of partisans, Georgia has legitimate elections
Marc Hyden

Over the past several years, Republicans and Democrats have both questioned the validity of election results that didn’t go in their favor. These claims have particularly cast a shadow over…

Georgia: Vote smarter, not harder
Marc Hyden

If you are already sick of political advertisements, campaign mailers and door-knockers, then I have some disheartening news for you.

Not only will these tactics continue from now until the Nov. 8…

Bigger government isn’t the answer to rising auto insurance rates
Marc Hyden

For those of you with car insurance, I’ve got some bad news and some even worse news. Many drivers’ insurance rates are increasing due to a confluence of factors, and some government…

, Newnan Times-Herald
Another Georgia election law ends up in the courts
Marc Hyden

A new legal fight over Georgia’s elections laws is picking up steam and could upend many years of precedent in the Peach State. In the case of Rose v. Raffensperger, plaintiffs are challenging the…

Inflation’s other victim: the housing market
Marc Hyden

Now more than any time in the past 40 years, Georgians are feeling the pain of surging inflation, which now stands at a whopping 9.1 percent. This is forcing Georgians to eat into their savings to…

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