Tax Jesus Fires It Up

He’s after Grady and the DOT. Dick Pettys has the scoop:

Georgia House Speaker Glenn Richardson put the screws to Grady and the DOT board Thursday in a strong speech to the Atlanta Press Club.

He warned Grady trustees he’s out of patience and will now push legislation that will cut them out of the picture for new trauma money unless they turn the hospital over to a nonprofit board.

He blamed the DOT board – from which he is working to dump two members in soon-to-scheduled caucus elections – for not blowing the whistle sooner on new revelations that the previous commissioner committed state dollars that he didn’t have in the bank to numerous local road projects.

He particularly singled out Chairman Mike Evans. “I have a little bit of a problem with the chairman of the board because I don’t believe the problems we have today just happened overnight. He’s been chairman now for a couple of years. Somebody’s got to be held accountable for the fact that there’s no money.”

But he also acknowledged that he’s interested in the 12th District board race that involves incumbent Raybon Anderson. More on that in a bit.

The whole thing is well worth reading.