Here in Georgia…
– AFP Georgia has released its scorecard from the 2012 legislation session.
– The Atlanta City Council has honored Officer Bradley Irwin, who rescued kids lost in the woods.
– Foreclosure and distress home sales are up in Georgia.
– Local government wishlists for the TSPLOST will be released today.
– AG Sam Olens will speak at a contraceptive mandate protest on Friday.
– Lisa De Pasquale recently chatted with Rep. Tom Price.
– Volunteers working with children, as a result of the criminal justice reform law, will be required to report abuse.
– The “diverging diamond” at Ashford-Dunwoody is now open for business.
– Should states impose class warfare tax policy?
– Georgia’s new transparency law isn’t being implemented quickly by cities and school officials.
– Atlantic Station is considering a smoking ban.
National stories of interest…
– WaPo notes new numbers from Pew showing the increased partisanship in the two major political parties.
– To build off the link above, it’s no surprise that the number of independents continues to climb.
– China is none too pleased with the US marking the anniversary of the Tiananmen protest.
– A. Barton Hinkle notes a push from Harvard to mandate exercise.
– Larry Kudlow says last month’s jobs numbers are bad news for Obama.
– David Frum is just fine with Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda regulation.
– Sarah Palin will speak this month at Right Online.
– Fifty years after his assassination, the feds are keeping records pertaining to JFK’s death under wraps.
– Mitt Romney has given conservatives another reason not to trust him.
– Sens. Mark Udall (D-CO) and Tom Coburn (R-OK) are pushing for an end to taxpayer-funded party conventions.
– Veronique de Rugy shows us what cronyism looks like.
– Most of the unemployed have at least some college experience.
– James Pethokouis notes the decline in factory orders and manufacturing.
– Nancy Pelosi is pushing Hillary Clinton for 2016.
– AG Eric Holder was apparently repulsed by video of Christopher Hitchens being waterboarded.
– Americans are dissatisfied with the prospects of the next generation.
– A new study from the American Cancer Society says that the disease will increase by 75% globally by 2030.
– Obama isn’t getting money from many of the people that donated to him in 2008.
– Larry Summers, a former Obama economic adviser, says governments need to borrow more money.