Morning all. Jason’s taking the week off. We’ll all be sparse in posting at least on Wednesday. It’s America’s birthday you know. So find someplace cool and take some time to celebrate it.
In Georgia News:
Happy New Year! Georgia’s fiscal year began yesterday, and quite a few new laws took effect.
No long term relationship should start out with trust issues, and that’s what Jim Galloway points out the suburbs are having with transit (and state leaders).
Aaron Gould Sheinin and Shannon McCaffrey profile what it’s like when you’re the Senate Majority Leader and you’re facing a primary.
Thursday’s SCOTUS decision gives states the right to opt out of Medicaid expansion. Better start learning now what that means. The Governor has indicated he’ll wait and check political winds after the November elections before Georgia gets too far down the ACA path.
John Lewis will now probably receive 85% of the primary vote instead of 82%.
Congrat’s to Obi’s Sister’s Daughter, who is on her way to grad school in New York.
Bill Dawers has some pics of the filming of CBGB down in Savannah.
In National News:
With the football sufficiently spiked, Democrats don’t want to keep talking about the politically unpopular ACA. Republicans most likley will.
Alabama is cleared to land 1,000 manufacturing jobs with a new Airbus factory. Take this as a signal that the company plans to go head to head with Boeing, including for future defense contracts.
Colorado is cleaning up after fires; Virginia/D.C./West Virginia residents are waiting for power to be restored so they can Google the word derecho.
Extraneous and Miscellaneous:
Need evidence of a global economic slowdown? China, the world’s manufacturer and banker, shows its factories are down to March 2009 levels.
Taking one step closer to activating SkyNet, Japan is planing autonomous driving cars in about a decade.