The meetings might not sound unusual. In Georgia, they are. And many of those involved say the relationship between Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle — and the fact that both worked well with Gov. Sonny Perdue — is directly responsible for the General Assembly passing landmark bills on transportation, property taxes and trauma care before the gavels fell at midnight Thursday to signal the Legislature’s final adjournment for 2010.Read More »
By Armstrong Williams
Now that Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has dispensed with colorful metaphors, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has removed her perma-smile, bureaucrats in Washington are busily preparing the necessary channels to begin communicating details of the massive bill to the states. And so a new chapter begins in this epic saga, but one President Obama and his team will not want to read.
As governors begin to sort through the murky details, they’re quickly realizing this albatross is worse than originally feared. Faced …Read More »