Here in Georgia:
- The anti-abortion debate is alive and well with House Bill 954. A commenter on Political Insider summed up my thoughts on this. “I wish the legislators were this passionate about the things that really matter: education, traffic congestion, jobs, water…”
- Rep. Mike Jacobs (R-Atlanta) says a community shouldn’t need permission from its neighbors to become a city.
- Missing 1822 survey on the boundaries of Bibb and Monroe counties may be solved by a survey. Leave jokes in the comments, please.
- Roswell Mayor Jere Wood asks, “who speaks for the metro Atlanta region?”
- GDOT has an information section on their website dedicated to the Regional Transportation Referendum that will be on the July 31 ballot.
National stories of interest:
- Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell told his colleagues this week that he does not want to vote again on repealing President Obama’s healthcare reform law until after the November elections.
- Can a Democratic president take on energy without seeming Carter-esque?
- The retirement of Senator Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) gives the Democrats another seat.
Links I like:
- U.S. State Department wants you to hunt fugitives with Twitter. Hashtag ideas, anyone?
- The Weekly Standard’s obsession with hippies continues.
- Infographic: how developing cities are taking the lead in the global recovery.