Archive for July, 2015

Georgia sunlight legislation needed

Monday, July 27th, 2015

Mike ReynoldsDemocracy cannot thrive without freedom of information.

Georgia law allows private companies that benefit annually from taxpayer subsidies to withhold financial data, even when it involves public funds. Citizens have no knowledge of or participation in holding these companies accountable for effective use of public dollars. (more…)

Re-Establishing Hope

Monday, July 20th, 2015

kenneth fullerThe Harvard study I mentioned several weeks ago revealed that a Floyd County child of poverty has little hope of upward mobility. The finding further states he would have been better off almost anywhere else in the United States Since this first column, I was told by someone that this is absolutely incorrect, that Harvard is way off base in their conclusions.

It was stated that Rome and Floyd County is an exemplary community in which to live, raise a family, and to work and play. In fact, I and several others in the discussion were pointed out as proof of this fact, as we had grown up here in poverty, attained an education, and had successful careers, right here in Rome, Georgia. How could this have happened if our county was as bad as the Harvard report said? (more…)

Same Sex Marriage Guaranteed by the Constitution

Monday, July 13th, 2015

I confess that I do not begin to understand Homosexual or Transgender issues. As life would have it, this matter has found itself into the lives of my own circle of friends and family members, people whom I love and respect most dearly. While I acknowledge that I do not fully understand the issues which formed the basis of the case before the Supreme Court, I am comfortable with the decision and fully believe the Court is right in its ruling that laws forbidding same sex marriage were unconstitutional. (more…)

The Supreme Court Gets It Right

Monday, July 6th, 2015

The American people joined the rest of the civilized world in seeing its people given access to adequate healthcare when Congress passed the Affordable Care Act just three years ago. The Supreme Court last week endorsed this watershed law as a Constitutional Act of Congress and the President. It was long overdue. (more…)

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