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Archive for March, 2012

CIDs Violate The Georgia Constitution

PV, Friday, March 30th, 2012

Rumors have it that State Rep Earl Ehrhart may be under the mistaken impression that it is the Georgia State Legislature that has authority over how Community Improvement Districts (“CIDs”) spend tax dollars. PV Offers Exhibit A: In today’s Marietta Daily Journal article detailing the money spent by the Cumberland CID and the Town Center […]

Addendum: AG, Board of Regents & HB 397

PV, Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

To: Mr. Sam Olens, Attorney General So, Mr. Olens, we’re kinda, sorta puzzled about what it is you think your role is as Attorney General of Georgia, and how you actually promulgate your duties in real life: 1) You bring forth new legislation that causes news organizations up and down this state to swoon and […]

Board of Regents & HB 397 Alert Memo

PV, Wednesday, March 21st, 2012

MEMORANDUM To: Mr. Sam Olens, Attorney General Sir, you are familiar with the Georgia Constitution, correct? The one you swore an oath to uphold when you became a licensed attorney in Georgia? Specifically, we’d like to point you to this section: Article 1, Section 1, Paragraph X states the following: “No bill of attainder, ex […]

SB 448: Prime Rib For Senator Balfour…No Soup for YOU!

PV, Monday, March 19th, 2012

The Meat and Potatoes of SB 448 In order to best explain what this legislation is designed to accomplish, let’s take a hypothetical case study: Let’s say, hypothetically, that there was a guy named Masun Wain Williams and, back in 2005, he owned a land development company called Swampland Development LLC (“SDL”). Williams spotted a […]

HB 397: Attorney General Sam Olens’ Response to ‘Bait & Switch’

PV, Monday, March 19th, 2012

Attorney General Sam Olens responded to our “Part 1” Alert with the following emailed response: “New sections f, g and h were predominantly written by counsel for the AJC and Georgia Press Association to make computer records more accessible to the public. Fire your researcher.” PV Responds: The Research Team of Political Vine examined the […]

HB 397 – Bait and Switch by the Georgia Attorney General

PV, Monday, March 19th, 2012

Rumors have it that while Attorney General Sam Olens and State Representative Jay Powell have been touting HB 397 as “The Sunshine Bill” designed to provide more “transparency” to state, county and local governments, in fact, it is making it more challenging to access information by way of throwing-up financial barriers to make it more […]

John Stossel and the Foundation for Economic Education

PV, Sunday, March 18th, 2012

ATLANTA, Ga. (March 9, 2012) — Fox Business Network host and commentator John Stossel will be the keynote speaker at a special April 12 dinner celebrating the upcoming relocation of the Foundation for Economic Education (FEE) to Atlanta this fall. The dinner, entitled An Evening with FEE, will take place April 12 at 7:00pm at […]

TSPLOST, Transportation Investment Act Vote

PV, Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

What is the difference between a Republican who is in favor of TSPLOST and a Communist? The Communist will admit he’s a Communist; the Republican who supports T-SPLOST won’t.


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