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Gov. Deal, swear to tell the truth.
April 04, 2014
Today, Gov. Nathan Deal cost Georgia taxpayers $700,000 in damages because of his efforts to block an investigation into his 2010 campaign finances.
But where was Gov. Deal?
He refused to take the oath and testify in his own defense or for the State of Georgia.
He refused to put his hand on a Bible...
Too busy for Georgia.
March 31, 2014
We’ve seen a troubling pattern with Gov. Nathan Deal.
Instead of taking care of Georgia’s business, Gov. Deal is busy taking care of his own personal interests and constantly trying to fix scandals.
Whether he is preparing to testify in court about an alleged cover-up of his campaign’s finance...
One Georgia Republican's stand to save Georgia's hospitals
March 24, 2014
One Georgia Republican took a stand for a real plan to save Georgia’s hospitals during the last legislative session.
This Republican, State Sen. Chuck Hufstetler, is a self-described, Obamacare-hating conservative from Rome.
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How much damage can lawmakers do in one session?
March 21, 2014
The best thing we can say about Georgia’s 2014 Legislative Session is that it’s over.
Republicans in both chambers spent the session trying to restrict access to affordable health care, forcing radical anti-choice legislation on female state employees and working to allow guns in places they don’t...


Posted by bryanlong on April 17th, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal continues to hide behind his lawyers when it comes to any questions about his auto salvage business and the company -- his $20,000 per month tenant -- that owes the state $74 million in back taxes.

In an event that is too strange for words, Gov. Deal sent his personal attorney and other campaign staffers to disrupt a press conference being held by one of two Republican primary challengers.

Even WSB-TV’s Justin Farmer and Lori Geary couldn’t hide their amusement over the truly “bizarre” Republican press conference yesterday.

Posted by bryanlong on April 15th, 2014

Your state taxes are due today -- Tuesday, April 15.

But we know that Gov. Deal doesn’t make everyone pay state taxes in a timely manner.

The company that bought his failing salvage business and currently rents land from the governor owes the state $74 million in back taxes and penalties.

Posted by bryanlong on April 7th, 2014

After a $700,000 verdict on Friday and with two more similar trials coming up, Gov. Nathan Deal continues to hide financial records from his 2010 campaign.

Even with the FBI investigating how Georgia’s ethics commission handled those financial documents, the governor’s 2010 campaign finances may not be the governor’s ugliest secret.

Posted by bryanlong on April 3rd, 2014

A new report from the Associated Press shows that Nathan Deal has gone from rags to riches while serving as our state’s governor.

The man in charge of managing the governor’s business describes the governor’s personal finances this way: “things have sort of been fixed.”

Boy, have they been “fixed.”

The governor’s own records show that his change of fortune didn’t happen independently from his administration.

Posted by bryanlong on March 27th, 2014

When it comes to expensive, frustrating and broken websites for government programs, the President’s got nothing on Gov. Nathan Deal.

Georgia taxpayers are shelling out nearly half a million dollars a week just in overtime pay to fix Gov. Deal’s broken system for Georgia’s neediest families - those applying for help to feed their families.

And, what does Gov. Deal think about this problem?


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