Here in Georgia…
– With just a few days left in the session, tax reform is suddenly on the table.
– The offices of Georgia OB/GYN, which has opposed anti-abortion bills in the legislature, were burglarized on Saturday. Computers stolen contained vital information, including membership lists.
– Teacher implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal have resigned rather than face a tribunal over their actions.
– The AJC highlights how ex-bureaucrats and legislators are using their experience and ties by becoming powerful lobbyists.
– Newton County is debating allowing restaurants to sell beer and liquor.
– According to the Center for Public Integrity, Georgia is last in public corruption laws.
– Roy Barnes and Glenn Richardson have come together to sue Georgia Power.
National stories of interest…
– Bank settlement money is finding its way into state general funds.
– Paul Ryan previewed his budget, which should be released tomorrow, in this video last week.
– Consumer confidence has dropped off as gas prices have risen.
– Rick Santorum could theoretically win his home state, but gain no delegates.
– James Pethokoukis explains why the weak recovery has nothing to do with the financial crisis.
– Barack Obama’s budget, according to the CBO, will add more than $6 trillion the deficits.
– Does the Stock Market play a role in predicting who will win the presidential election?
– The CIA is now going to spy on Americans through their TVs.
– Could the conservatives on the Roberts Court save ObamaCare?
– More spending on transit doesn’t mean more ridership.
– PJ O’Rourke weighs in on the drama at the Cato Institute.
– Test your knowledge on gas prices with this quiz.
A few that I like…
– Don’t expect the Herschel Walker statue to be put up at UGA anytime soon.
– James Madison’s notes from the Constitutional Convention are now available online.
– They’re making another Home Alone movie.
– CNet reviews the new iPad.
– Here is the recap from the season finale of The Walking Dead.