Here in Georgia…
– A new poll shows that the T-SPLOST referendum is in trouble with 42% supporting it, but 45% opposing the penny tax. Residents outside Fulton and DeKalb oppose it, 33/54.
– Taxpayers in Gwinnett cities want money back for being double-taxed by the county.
– John Heneghan has video of a presentation to elected officials and city clerks on Georgia’s new open records law.
– Rep. Paul Broun says that banks in Georgia are being targeted by the Feds, even when they have a healthy balance sheet.
– Taxpayers in Newton County can rest easy as the Board of Commissioner agreed to a budget without a tax hike.
– There is a gas price war in Stockbridge.
– Georgia Watch says House Speaker David Ralston is out of touch on ethics reform.
– DeKalb County schools are facing a $70 million deficit.
– Forbes explains why Georgia’s immigration law is a failure.
– My friend, James Richardson, has launched a new blog, Georgia Tipsheet.
National stories of interest…
– Buzz Feed has a list of words Mitt Romney shouldn’t use.
– A congressional candidate from California promises to light up on the steps of the Capitol if he wins.
– Catholic organizations have filed suit against the Obama Administration over the contraceptive mandate.
– Penn Jillette calls out President Obama for his hypocrisy on the war on drugs. **language warning**
– Peter Suderman dives in to another a botched ObamaCare cost estimate.
– Sen. Chuck Schumer’s new proposal targeting Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin is reminiscent of a Nazi law.
– The Massachusetts Senate race is the most expensive in the nation.
– There is another problem with NDAA — it legalizes use of propaganda on Americans.
– Obama says that Romney’s time at Bain Capital will be a prominent part of his campaign.
– Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels really doesn’t want to be on the GOP ticket.