Georgia

ATLANTA, Ga. (March 16, 2018) – A bill introduced in the Georgia House would help facilitate healthcare freedom outside of government insurance regulatory schemes. Rep. Sam Teasley (R-Marietta) introduced House Bill 1051 (HB1051) on March 12. The legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do not constitute insurance, thereby freeing doctors and patients…

ATLANTA, Ga. (Feb. 2, 2018) – A bill filed in the Georgia Senate would legalize marijuana, setting the foundation to nullify federal cannabis prohibition in effect in the state. Senate Bill 344 (SB344) was introduced by Sen. Curt Thompson (D-Norcross) with five co-sponsors on Jan. 23. The legislation would allow adults 21 or older to…

On January 2, 1788, the State of Georgia ratified the Constitution for the United States. Georgia was the fourth state to do so. The ratification message was short and to the point, and there appears to have been little debate. The following ratification text is taken from the Library of Congress’s copy of Elliot’s Debates.…

My favorite debate question ever was asked in the Georgia 6th District Congressional race. Republican Karen Handel asked her opponent John Ossoff – So, who ya gonna vote for? Ossoff, who lives outside the district, is ineligible to vote there. Who Ya Gonna Vote For? The campaign was viewed by Democrats as a referendum on

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ATLANTA, Ga. (Feb. 28, 2017) – Last week, the Georgia Senate unanimously passed a bill that would help facilitate healthcare freedom in the state. A coalition of six Republican senators sponsor Senate Bill 50 (SB50). Titled the “Direct Primary Care Act,” the legislation specifies that direct primary care agreements (sometimes called medical retainer agreements) do…

ATLANTA, Ga. (Jan. 29, 2017) – A so-called  “Constitutional Carry” bill filed in the Georgia House would make it legal for most Georgians to carry a firearm without a license, and foster an environment hostile to federal gun control. A coalition of six Republican representatives introduced House Bill 156 (HB156) on Jan. 26. The legislation…

ATLANTA, Ga. (Jan. 23, 2016) – A Georgia bill would legalize the production and sale of medical marijuana for qualifying patients in the state via constitutional amendment, effectively nullifying the unconstitutional federal prohibition on the same. Introduced by Rep. Allen Peake (R-Macon) and five co-sponsors, House Resolution 36 (HR36) would allow voters to approve putting…