Monthly Archives: July 2011

Transportation Expert Almost Gets It

Tweet Cross posted at Peach Pundit. Maria Saporta writes about how next year’s vote on a 1% transportation tax is getting bogged down in the weeds of the project list. Saporta quotes Christopher Leinberger of the Brookings Institute: “you do not build transportation systems to move people; you build transportation systems to create economic development…

Diverging Diamond Coming To Jimmy Carter-I85 Bridge

Tweet A diverging diamond interchange will be completed early next year on the bridge at Jimmy Carter Blvd and I-85 in Gwinnett county. I like it but my wife is not nearly as excited about it as I am. I think it will help traffic flow and believe me, increased traffic flow is sorely needed…

Should Georgia Enact “Caylee’s Law?”

Tweet Cross Posted at Peach Pundit. Not long after Casey Anthony was found not guilty of killing her daughter Caylee by a Florida jury, I began receiving email petitions urging me to back “Caylee’s Law.” To date I’ve received over 100 such emails from constituents. The petition was formed at a website called Change.org (BTW,…

Boycotts And Tourism

Tweet The issue of the potential impact of boycotts of Georgia’s tourism industry was discussed in an article by Briana Gerdeman of the Lawrenceville Patch. State Rep. Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville), who represents District 101 and voted in favor of the bill, wrote an editorial in the Atlanta-Journal Constitution debunking the claims that Georgia, like Arizona,…

Are We Asking Too Much Of Students?

Tweet Cross posted at Peach Pundit. See Charlie’s post on the APS (Atlanta Public Schools) cheating report. On the “Get Schooled” blog at the AJC last night, Maureen Downey wrote: If the report establishes that any APS teachers, principals or administrators cheated, dole out the appropriate punishments. But with evidence now suggesting that other urban…

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