Schools getting hit hard this year.

First time school board members must be asking themselves why they ran for school board. The State starts by telling them they may stop paying for insurance for all part time non-certified employees. Then the State tells them they may take away the E-SPLOST penny in fuel tax by converting it to an excise tax.

Those Sneaky Commissioners

I wonder what the County Commission is up to tomorrow. I just happened to be looking at the county website and saw the page about the meetings of the Commissioners. You see the section on “Work Sessions”? Says Monday prior to 2nd and 4th Thursday. But wait, there is more. If you click that link under…

Is SPLOST a Lost Cause?


Looking back at when I took office as a Flowery Branch Council member, I don’t remember talking about the items for SPLOST VI. I just remember the sales job that was being made to the cities and to the public. What I remember is that almost as soon as it was passed, it seemed that…

State of Illusion


After sitting through Obama’s 6th State of the Union Address, I have to wonder… how does someone see the county so differently than I do? I’m happy that the market has done well even though I haven’t been able to afford to invest in it. I’m also happy that gas prices have fallen through the…

Power of Three


The number Three has an ingrained significance in our culture from the Holy Trinity to our three branches of government. There is even a rule of three in economics. It takes three legs to make a stool. I have always felt that there is also a rule of three in politics and this rule of…

SPLOST may need the luck of the Irish to pass


The election for Hall County SPLOST VII has been set for March 17, St. Patrick’s Day. From Projections for SPLOSTVII proceeds over the five years of its life span have been estimated at $135.09 million. The City of Gainesville will receive 18.813% of that amount, or $25,414,482.

Is it a $100,000 driveway?


Looks as though my amateur investigative journalism sparked the interest of the Gainesville Times today. The reporter repeated my questions and even raised a few of his own. But let’s just focus on a few main points for now.

When Governor, I Will….


Today marks the first day of the legislative session and everyone is laying out their priorities. It got me to thinking about what I want to accomplish when I am elected as governor of Georgia: as a true conservative that believes Georgia has too much government, I would start by redrawing the map of Georgia….…