Rep. Westmoreland: Healthcare vote fundamentally alters nation

The Democrat victory on healthcare Sunday night “will fundamentally alter the nature of our nation by implementing a government takeover of healthcare that Americans don’t want and can’t afford,” said U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville). The Democratic healthcare plan passed 219-212. “This vote creates an expensive new entitlement that implements a government takeover of one-sixth […]

Gov. Perdue urges “NO” vote on pending federal healthcare bill

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement Saturday afternoon: Last Thursday, I wrote to Congressmen Sanford Bishop and John Barrow asking them to put the needs of their districts and state before their political party, and oppose the healthcare legislation pending before Congress. Now that Rep. Bishop is poised to be one of the […]

‘Tea Party’ bout: Bost vs. Steele

Local political activist Harold Bost had organized the political gathering of nearly 140 people last week, but he got some pushback from Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele over one of Bost’s central contentions. The March 9 meeting at Whitewater subdivision of representatives of the Fayette Citizens for Open Government (FayCOG) saw increased numbers due, at least […]

Foundation names Sen. Chance ‘Legislator of the Year’

State Sen. Ronnie Chance, R-Tyrone, was recently presented with the Charles H. Barco Award by the Southeastern Legal Foundation as the 2010 Legislator of the Year. “Throughout my time as a state legislator, I have always admired the Southeastern Legal Foundation and the ideals they fight to protect,” said Sen. Chance. “I am honored that they […]

Rep. Fludd pushes for better tax collection

Nearly 100 people attended a town hall meeting Saturday conducted by state Rep. Virgil Fludd. The meeting held at Creel Park in south Fulton County centered on transportation, education and potential ways to increase state tax revenues. Fludd said approximately 56 percent of state budget dollars go toward education. “We spend half the budget on […]

Perdue’s plan could force Fayette into tax

Gov. Sonny Perdue’s proposal for a potential regional 1 percent sales tax to fund transportation projects could be assessed on Fayette County even if voters within Fayette turn it down. Under legislation supported by Perdue, the vote to authorize such an eight-year-long tax would be at the regional level. The legislation requires votes be tallied […]

Westmoreland says GOP ideas on healthcare ignored

The large meeting room at the Coweta County Justice Center was packed Monday night for a town hall meeting held by Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. The meeting centered largely on healthcare and national security. A good portion of the meeting dealt with the ongoing, opposing view on healthcare held by Democrats and Republicans and the attempt […]

Seabaugh goes to bat for utilities contractors

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) championed legislation through the State Senate that will ensure utility contractors are not prohibited from bidding on projects if they do not possess a general contractor license. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 53-0. “If we want to recover from this economic recession, we must create laws […]

Fayette Tea Party widens umbrella to South Metro

It has been nearly a year since a small group of people from Peachtree City determined that they would take a stand for their values, their families and their country. That stand led to the formation of the Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots. Now 11 months later, the organization is undergoing a transformation, complete with […]