Monday, February 22, 2010

GNB Update

Here's what's happening this Monday at GNB...

A secretary of state candidate receives a critical endorsement. Secretary of State candidate Doug MacGinnitie got an endorsement from the Cobb County 912 Project Monday. The grassroots organization endorsed MacGinnitie based on him being an entrepreneur instead of a politician. He's one of three GOP candidates running for secretary of state, with the others being former state senator Brian Kemp and former Flowery Branch City Councilwoman Robin Carlisle. Gary Horlacher and Michael Mills are running to represent the Democrats in the November general election.

An unlikely candidate for state school superintendent throws her hat into the ring. Roswell teacher Kira Willis announced her candidacy for school chief Monday. She joins an already crowded field in Democrats Beth Farokhi and Brian Westlake, as well as Republicans Richard Woods, Roger Hines, and current supertindent Kathy Cox, in the battle for that seat.

Democratic lawmakers come up with their own ideas to balance a plummeting budget. GPB News reports that state House and Senate Democrats met late last week to propose alternatives to balance Georgia's books. State Senator Nan Orrock told GPB that she wants state residents who make than $400,000 to pay at least one percent of the taxes.

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