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, All On Georgia
Hollywood’s Threat To Boycott Georgia Is No Threat At All
Marc Hyden

Hollywood filmmakers are threatening to boycott Georgia if the fetal-heartbeat law goes into effect. But let’s be honest here: The TV and movie industry didn’t come to Georgia for…

, Insider Advantage
Smyrna Pumps Brakes on Scooter Ban
Marc Hyden

The band Montrose famously sang, “Get on your bad motor scooter and ride!” But depending on how things shake out, some forms of motor scooting may become illegal in Smyrna, Georgia.

That’s…

, Insider Advantage
No, Criminal Justice Reform in Georgia Isn’t Dead
Marc Hyden

In a memorable scene from the comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” a government official meanders through a plague-infested village screaming, “Bring out your dead!” —…

Pharmacy Access To Contraception in South Carolina
Courtney Joslin & Marc Hyden

 In South Carolina, half of all pregnancies are unintended. The state also has a low ratio of active doctors to total state population, ranking 36th in the country. Furthermore, women’s…

Testimony In SUPPORT of HB 144, “AN ACT MAKING IT UNLAWFUL TO USE A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE 3 WHILE OPERATING A MOTOR VEHICLE ON A PUBLIC STREET, HIGHWAY, OR 4 PUBLIC VEHICULAR AREA.”
Marc Hyden

March
27, 2019

House
Committee on Judiciary

Chairman and members of the committee,

My name is Marc Hyden. I am a
former North Carolina resident and the director of state government affairs…

Testimony In SUPPORT of HB 575, “AN ACT relating to direct filing of an information.”
Jesse Kelley

March 26, 2019

House Criminal
Justice Subcommittee

My name is Jesse Kelley, and I am the Government Affairs
Specialist for the R Street Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan public…

, All On Georgia
COLUMN: Proposed Rideshare Tax Will Hurt Business, Public Safety
Marc Hyden

John D. Rockefeller was once asked how much money it takes to make a man happy. He responded, “Just one more dollar.” The oil magnate died many years ago, but his sentiment is still alive…

, FITSNews
Courtney Joslin And Marc Hyden: SC Must Improve Birth Control Access
Courtney Joslin & Marc Hyden

“Whenever regulation increases, personal freedom decreases,” according to South Carolina attorney general Alan Wilson. His statement largely rings true. Today, Americans live in a…

, AllOnGeorgia
Georgia Shouldn’t Automatically Throw Minors in Adult Prison
Marc Hyden

In the waning days of last legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed then-Gov. Nathan Deal’s final signature piece of legislation — cash bail reform. It was the last in a string…

, The Clarion Ledger
Vaping: Don’t punish improved behavior with increased taxes
Marc Hyden

Discouraging cigarette smokers from switching to safer products is like dissuading people from using seatbelts: It will result in widespread, negative public health consequences. Yet a recently…