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Legislative Effectiveness, Part II: The South

This is a second post about legislative effectiveness. The first post is here. After looking at the difference in legislative effectiveness between the majority and minority parties using new research from the book The Lawmakers, this is a more in-depth … Continue reading

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Primary Vs. General Elections: Southern Gubernatorial Elections

I was really fascinated with Harry Enten’s FiveThirtyEight article last month about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 polling numbers (they’re exceptionally high). In it, he dives deeper into the relationship between primary and general election results in presidential elections. According to Enten, … Continue reading

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Bureaucrats Taking Action: The IRS and Fuzzy Rules and Regulations

It was a mantra in my public administration program. “The dichotomy between politics and administration.” The line between the civil service and elected officials is blurry, but what is the correct ratio? The laws and programs bureaucrats implement are created … Continue reading

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Splitting Up: Fulton and Davidson Counties

Since I started following state government politics the last two years as part of my job, one thing I, and a lot of others, have noticed is how the Republican majority in Georgia and the supermajority in Tennessee have targeted … Continue reading

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Hands Tied: Yes on T-SPLOST

I early voted (new verb) last week and voted yes on T-SPLOST, even though I’ve been skeptical about it.  In a previous post, I complained that, in the context of adding a toll lane on the 75/575 corridor, Georgia’s political … Continue reading

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Loggerheads: Regulations and Private Industry

In a Bloomberg article published a few days ago, the authors track how Obama just can’t do enough to please Business (whoever “Business” is) while undertaking regulatory reforms.  This is a common theme during Obama’s first term.  He can’t do … Continue reading

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From the Gallery: Day 36

Even though my job this winter/spring has been to track legislation through the Georgia General Assembly, I haven’t actually watched the House or Senate in person until Wednesday, Day 36 of the 40-day session.  On normal, I watch the House … Continue reading

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