Tonight at the Gwinnett County Republican Party Holiday Party, Senator David Shafer was presented with the Ronald Reagan Award for his work in the General Assembly embodying the spirit of Ronald Reagan, by staying true to conservative principles. Gwinnett County GOP Chairman Greg Howard said that he was the unanimous choice of the County Executive Committee.
Also the Gwinnett School Board is trying to sneak a bond referendum onto the February Presidential Preference Primary. While they claim that they will not raise the millage rate, those assurances are weak in the face of a declining housing market and the potential loss of revenue due to slower growth and lower property values.
Finally, on Tuesday the Gwinnett County Commission took a page from Lenin/Marx and decided to switch the county to a soviet-style trash program. Currently Gwinnett residents have consumer choice in who picks up their trash and trash hauling companies have to compete with each other in the arena of service. Now the Commissars in Gwinnett have decided that they know whats best of us and have decided there will be one choice chosen by the Commission. This should be a major boon for the trash hauling companies because now they just have to bribe the Gwinnett County Commission, and not actually compete on service and price.