As I caught up on personal emails and reading, this stood out in yesterday’s PP Daily:
With the end of the Georgia Legislative Session coming March 28th, just two days before the FEC deadline, look for Legislative Congressional hopefuls in the 10th district (Broun) to announce their candidacies soon. Rep. Donna Sheldon (R-Dacula) and Sen. Bill Cowsert (R-Athens) are thought to be poised to get into that race. This of course will set up more announcements to replace those two in the House and Senate. To really play some inside baseball: who will replace Sheldon as House Majority Caucus Chair when her term ends? Weigh in if you’re hearing anything.
There’s a lot of news out there this morning, but we’ve got to call it quits at some point. Enjoy the articles below and post others you like in the comments.
- Jack Kingston moves toward Senate run
- Macon-Atanta Rail Bill Stalls
- Judge Strikes Down Section Of Immigration Law
- Panel approves revised private school tax credit bill
- The DeKalb school crossing guard who saved a Dunwoody City Councilman’s son is honored
- Smyrna plans first citizen police class
- Lewis Grizzard (1946 – 1994): The AJC reposted his obituary yesterday.
- Slideshow: 10 things to know for Thursday
- Georgia Connections Academy: Online enrollment to a virtual charter school
- Cobb is #6 healthiest county?? Shenanigans I say. Here is their approach – it’s interesting that most of the unhealthiest counties are along the borders.
- Some stats on regional transportation funding and the 2040 Regional Transportation Plan
- Rockets Hit Israel
- Four Things the RNC Report Got Right: Stop preaching to the choir, kill cannibalistic primaries, the need for better social media, strategy over logistics.
- Twitter turned seven yesterday. #happybirthday Here are Seven Lives Changed By Twitter. Spoiler alert: Anthony’s Weiner is one of them. It also looks like #Facebook plans to copy #Twitter’s iconic #hashtags.
- Fusion Power on the Right
- Why are the WH Tours still in the news? Now the Dem Senators are to blame.
- The f#*k? Euro zone finance ministers want Cyprus citizens to forfeit a portion of their savings in return for a 10 billion euro ($13 billion) bailout for the island.
- Powerball jackpot shoots to $320 million
- ICYDK: Total Wine – Perimeter hosts a free wine tasting (6 kinds) every Thurs, Fri, and Sat from 11am-7pm. You’re welcome.
- Garden & Gun: Battle of the Brands - a food bracket to complement March Madness.
- Why you should stop giving out your zip code: When you swipe a credit card at the cash register, the merchant receives only your name, card number and expiration date. But once you pair your ZIP code with your name, it can help the merchant discover your mailing adress or phone number.
- Women’s wage gap worsens across the U.S.: It’s a little funny that a one cent drop is “news”, but in general, making 20% less than a man for the same job is irritating.
- The 15 Greatest Understatements Of All Time: It is not, perhaps, entirely surprising that more than half of these people are British.
- With Google Keep, Google Tries To Kill Evernote