Here in Georgia…
– Unemployment has dropped in Georgia for the seventh straight month, standing now at 9.1%.
– The Tax Foundation offers a breakdown, with some brief commentary, of the tax reform package, which could be taken up in the
Senate as early as today.
– A school shooting plot was foiled after it was posted on Facebook.
– The GHSA has banned three-a-days for high school football teams.
– It looks like the latest version of the criminal justice reform bill is ready to go.
– Sunday sales will begin in Augusta on April 1st.
– Georgia Watch warns consumers (PDF) to get ready for another rate hike.
– Rep. Paul Broun has introduced the OPTION Act, what he calls “patient-centered health care reform.”
– The Senate has signed off on the FY 2013 budget. It now heads to conference committee.
National stories of interest…
– Mitt Romney’s campaign has given yet another reason for conservatives not to trust him.
– The GOP-backed JOBS Act has cleared the Senate.
– Slate’s offers this infographic showing how Romney is pulling away from the rest of the GOP contenders.
– Many employers are now requesting social network passwords from prospective employees.
– David Harsanyi says that Obama doesn’t care about the debt.
– Americans are wary of mixing religion and politics.
– Rick Santorum has a delegate problem.
– Did the US lose nearly 2 million jobs last year?
– Learn Liberty explains the dangers of too much debt.
– So, what are the unintended consequences of Frank-Dodd?
– John Stossel analyzes the “fairness” question.
– Energy Secretary Steven Chu gives himself an “A” on gas prices.
– Americans are still skeptical of ObamaCare.
– The proposed “Buffett Rule” isn’t likely to work.
– FreedomWorks likes Sen. Rand Paul’s proposed budget.
– Santorum bluntness may be his biggest obstacle.
A few that I like…
– Unless you were hiding under a rock yesterday, you know Tim Tebow was traded.
– The new iPad is hot, and not just in popularity.
– Netherworld will start showing cult-film classics next month.
– The NFL has suspended Sean Peyton, the New Orleans Saints head coach, for a year.
– The developer of “Draw Something,” a highly addictive game that my wife is obsessed with, was recently purchased for $200 million.
– BREAKING: Tattoos are popular with young people.
– Starbucks gives a lesson in economics.
– At least Microsoft knows that Internet Explorer sucks.
– Michael Bay has pissed off Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtles fans.