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State Superintendent John Barge blames Gov. Deal for cuts to public education

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Barge spoke in Toombs County, commenting on an increase in school tax bills that will be felt by Toombs County residents.

Source: Southeast Georgia Today


Tom Baxter: Shortened calendar for 2014 races has time for surprises
“Generally speaking, shortening the calendar would be viewed as a way to make a race more interesting. The Republican state officials who went one better on a federal court order and got next year’s primary date moved all the way back to May 20 had just the opposite in mind, however.”


Gov. Deal promotes state’s efforts on energy policy bringing jobs
Gov. Deal says a recent energy sales tax exemption has brought jobs to Georgia and that a stable supply in the state could bring more.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald


President Obama says he may lose congressional vote on Syria action
President Barack Obama conceded Monday night he might lose his fight for congressional support of a military strike against Syria, and declined to say what he would do if lawmakers reject his call to back retaliation for a chemical weapons attack last month.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald




• Dalton-area residents urge Congress to reject military action in Syria
Source: Dalton Daily Citizen


• Yes vs. No count from Senate on Syria
Source: Wall Street Journal

Isakson and Gingrey oppose proposed military strike on Syria
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson joined Rep. Phil Gingrey on Monday in announcing his opposition to a military strike on Syria, while two other Cobb congressmen have not disclosed their position.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Gov. Deal tries to put more control on tax proposals
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)


Political Insider: Johnny Isakson is a ‘no’ on Syria strike; John Lewis likely to join him
“Overwhelmed by constituent feedback and underwhelmed by the Obama administration’s military plans, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson on Monday declared himself a “no” on military strikes against Syria.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Jamie Dupree: White House struggles for votes on Syria
“The White House struggled on Monday to build momentum among lawmakers in Congress for plans to authorize the use of military force against Syria, as Senators from both parties announced they could not support such plans, while new polls showed strong opposition to the idea.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Kyle Wingfield: Obama administration damages its own case on Syria
“If you didn’t know better, you’d have thought the Obama administration changed tacks over the weekend and decided to make the case against action in Syria.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Adam Davidson: Our debt to society
“In fact, Representative Tom Price, a Georgia Republican, told me that the whole problem (of healthcare reform) could be avoided if the president agreed to drastically cut spending and lower taxes. Still, it is hard to put this act of game theory into historic context.”
Source: New York Times




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