Category Archives: Better Georgia

State Senate Votes to Ban AP U.S. History, Claims the Courses are “Biased”


(APN) ATLANTA — This week, on March 11, 2015, in a 38-17 party line vote, the Georgia State Senate passed SR 80, a resolution to force Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) out of Georgia schools.   Advanced Placement (AP) classes enable high school students to take college level courses and receive college credit.  They are administered by the College Board, […]

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Georgia’s Religious Freedom Bill: A Legal Primer for Progressives

(APN) ATLANTA — State Rep. Sam Teasley (R-Marietta) has pre-filed HB 29, the Preventing Government Overreach on Religious Expression Act, for the 2015-2016 Georgia Legislative Session.   The bill–which would seek to change the court standard for cases involving claims for religious freedom–is likely to spark controversy, uproar, and impassioned lobbying both for and against the legislation.   Last year, […]

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Judge Hears Contempt Motion against Olens, LaBerge Over Withheld Memo

(APN) ATLANTA — In the ongoing saga of the Stacey Kalberman whistleblower case, Kalberman, represented by attorney Kim Worth, has made a motion sanctions against Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens and against Executive Director Holly LaBerge, for Olens’s failure to turn over a controversial memo in the discovery phase of the Kalberman whistleblower case.  As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive […]

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Better Georgia Steps on GOP’s Last Nerve; Faces Ethics Complaint; Dodges Another

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — Better Georgia’s publicizing on Gov. Nathan Deal’s ethics scandals has upset Republican activists to the point that two Georgia Republicans filed ethics charges against the organization.       Cade Joiner of Macon, Georgia, complained on July 08, 2014 that Better Georgia was violating the standards of a 501(c)(4), […]

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