Author Archives: InternBlogger

A bad news day for government

Written by: CCGA Board Member, Terry Taylor My happy weekend mood took a nosedive when I looked at the front page of the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Saturday, May 11. Here are the titles for three out of the four … Continue reading

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How to make government pay and other sad stories

Written by: CCGA Board Member, Terry Taylor Having been in banking and investment management all of my career, I was drawn to the May 8, 2013 Wall Street Journal story titled “Big Banks Push Back Against Tighter Rules.” The article … Continue reading

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Job Opening, with Conditions

This is a recent blog posted by Bill Kraus – Chair of Common Cause Wisconsin since 1995 and Common Cause National Governing Board Member from 2003 to 2007. Due to the unhappy, unexpected, too early demise of Common Cause’s national … Continue reading

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Board battles over voter ID laws

CCGA takes a lot of heat for supposedly being “liberal”. Well all those who assume we are such, clearly haven’t had a look at our Governing Board. We are committed to being non-partisan, and cross ideological. Our Board is united … Continue reading

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Local Control?

CCGA Board Member Kerwin Swint recently wrote this for his Official Blog. It has been reproduced here with permission. The views and opinions expressed in this post are not necessarily those of Common Cause Georgia or Common Cause national.  Our intent with this … Continue reading

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Civics Lessons

CCGA Board Member John Sugg recently wrote this opinion piece for Creative Loafing about the hotly debated charter school amendment, which is up for a vote this November. The views and opinions expressed in this post are not necessarily those of Common … Continue reading

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Sometimes conspiracy theories are valid

“Never ascribe to malice that which is adequately explained by incompetence.” – Napoleon Bonaparte Substitute the word “conspiracy” for “malice”, and that’s how I think of conspiracy theories. I’m typically very skeptical, and I’d like to see some proof rather … Continue reading

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Holding Power Accountable

The true cost of “job-creating” tax incentives The Atlanta Journal Constitution recently reported on two related stories. The one that appeared on February 19 focused on $75 million in tax incentives designed to attract Caterpillar into building a plant in … Continue reading

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John Sugg’s response Mayor Reed’s allegations

*Note: This is a personal letter from CCGA board member John Sugg. The ideas and opinions herein do not in any way reflect the views of the CCGA board or the organization.* January 11, 2012 The Hon. Kasim Reed Mayor, … Continue reading

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