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The Biggest Waste and Inefficiency of All?

Note the following post was authored by Wyc Orr, a Common Cause Georgia board member.   How revealing, last week’s outcry from the Co-Chair of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s own new Commission on Waste & Efficiency in Government, about the … Continue reading

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The New Stadium Math: $300 Million = $600 Million

Note the following post was authored by Terry Taylor, a Common Cause Georgia board member.   When Cobb County announced the stadium agreement with the Atlanta Braves, it couldn’t have been clearer: The total investment of $672 million was composed … Continue reading

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Citizens Fighting Back Against New Stadium

It’s been six months since we took to the streets in an attempt to force the City of Altanta to let its citizens vote on whether or not we wanted to publicly fund a massive portion of the new $1.2 … Continue reading

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Cobb County and the Braves: Striking Out on Transparency

Note the following post was authored by Terry Taylor, a Common Cause Georgia board member.   The Metro Atlanta area has been a hotbed of stadium-related news over the last 18 months. While the Falcons dominated the conversation for most … Continue reading

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The Rest of Us and Taxes

This post is a response to the response, the Rich and Taxes, that Terry Taylor made regarding the call to action that Bob Edgar made concerning the wealthy paying taxes (slightly confusing, I know). The issue of taxes is one … Continue reading

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The Rich and Taxes

This post was written by CCGA Board Member Terry Taylor. The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of Common Cause Georgia or Common Cause national. We welcome blog contributions that encourage citizens to engage in the political … Continue reading

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The Toothless Tiger Bites… Itself!

I recently described the Georgia Transparency and Campaign Finance Commission – still referred to by most as the State Ethics Commission even though ethics is now far removed from their charge – as a toothless tiger.  This was after the … Continue reading

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The Citizens’ Veto

Note: This entry represents the opinion of the writer, not the official position of Common Cause Georgia. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has yet to give his approving signature to legislative bill HB87, which would mandate Georgia businesses to verify U.S. … Continue reading

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Local Rule?

This week, brought to you by the Georgia Municipal Association, is Georgia Cities Week.     The idea is to educate residents on what their local government does for them.  The first word that probably comes to most minds is “potholes”.  Others may … Continue reading

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Humor Heals Political Wounds

While many of us are still recovering from the legislative session, what better way to heal than with laughter?  This video of the Oregon state legislature “Rick Rolling” itself, made for April’s Fool Day, went viral over the past two … Continue reading

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