What We’re Reading – Saturday, September 19, 2015

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Cabral Franklin, Son of Former Mayor Shirley Franklin, has Died

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/cabral-franklin-son-of-former-mayor-shirley-frankl/nnfqz/

 

Lawmakers Debate the How of Casinos, Putting off Should until Later

Political Insider Blog, Atlanta Journal-Constitution

http://politics.blog.ajc.com/2015/09/16/lawmakers-debate-the-how-of-casinos-putting-off-should-until-later/

 

State Tax Collections Point to Growth in Georgia

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (subscription)

http://www.myajc.com/news/news/state-regional-govt-politics/state-tax-collections-point-to-growth-in-georgia-e/nnfNP/

 

Georgia Regents University Renamed Augusta University after Simmering Protests

Florida Times-Union

http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2015-09-15/story/georgia-regents-university-renamed-augusta-university-after-simmering

 

Augusta Chronicle

Georgia Hotel Executives Seek Reduction in Room Taxes

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-09-03/hoteliers-hope-halve-tax

 

Georgia Sees Decline in Rate of Uninsured People

Northwest Georgia News

http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/rome/news/local/georgia-sees-decline-in-rate-of-uninsured-people/article_111e4350-5ca9-11e5-88ed-a7870a35ce59.html

 

Congresswoman Pushes Back against Paul Ryan’s Welfare Plan with Her Own Plan

Think Progress

http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/09/14/3701164/gwen-moore-welfare/

 

John Lewis: How We Won and are Losing the Right to Vote

Washington Post

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/john-lewis-how-we-won-and-are-losing-the-right-to-vote/2015/09/10/5f77e644-50bc-11e5-933e-7d06c647a395_story.html

 

Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers 6.2 mil in Government Assistance

Forbes

http://www.forbes.com/sites/clareoconnor/2014/04/15/report-walmart-workers-cost-taxpayers-6-2-billion-in-public-assistance/

 

Veterans Used in Secret Experiments Sue Military for Answers

NPR

http://www.npr.org/2015/09/05/437555125/veterans-used-in-secret-experiments-sue-military-for-answers

 

Florida Cannabis Act Would Legalize Marijuana

Broward Palm Beach New Times (Florida)

http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/news/florida-cannabis-act-would-legalize-marijuana-7255598

 

Court Affirms Right to Scrawl ‘Fuck Your Shitty Town’ on Speeding Tickets

Gawker

http://gawker.com/court-affirms-your-right-to-scrawl-fuck-your-shitty-to-1730864954

 

(END/2015)

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