Need or want to learn what Georgia government does?
State government probably has more to do with your day-to-day life than the federal government.
So here’s a 40,000-foot-view of what your state government does, translated & interpreted from jargon to English.
Click on it to zoom in.
Yes, it’s hard to read on the screen [...]
In case you didn’t know, controlled forest burns are awesome, and they’re proving it yearly in a longleaf pine forest in Talbot County.
“Some fish in the Savannah River below Augusta contain the radioactive elements cesium-137 and strontium-90. Exposure to large amounts of these elements may increase the risk of developing cancer.”
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The other day at the state GOP convention, Governor Nathan Deal said something that caught my former-Clarkston-resident ear, as reported by Jim Galloway:
“Our state had the sixth highest number of refugees of any state in the country. Sixty-nine percent of all refugees in Georgia wind up in DeKalb [...]
That fish kill, that’s going to be a lot of ink, a lot of pixels and a lot of billable hours for years to come. ’Cause there are 65 lawsuits on it.
After a 2011 fish kill in the Ogeechee River starting from Screven County, some landowners downstream of the King [...]
So, I’ve been going around ranting that some news stories profit from being told with pictures rather than words.
Thus, for your consideration, a story about the state grades given to Georgia high schools.
Ps, there’s one school that ranks above 100. That’s accurate. A school can get bonus points if it serves like, harder-to-serve [...]
These are the U.S.’ biggest ports by “container” “volume,” also showing depth.
A “container” is the big metal shipping box you see piled in Hulsey Yard on the east side MARTA in Old Fourth Ward, or carried by an eighteen-wheeler or rolling on a train. Containers come [...]
(IE users I think will have to go to Fiddle to see this)
Good afternoon and welcome to my new line of work, data visualizations.
It’s what all the cool kids use to tell stories these days rather than words.
Anyway, these are the bachelors degrees that kids in [...]
How Lefty or Righty is your favorite company or PAC, roughly?
Donations to Georgia Democrats, Republicans, 1/1/12 to 10/8/12, more than $199
↓ change this to “601″ and hit return or it doesn’t work!
Flip your political spectrum and dig Dem donors at the right, GOP at the left, roughly.
And those [...]
Five million dollars bought a lot of astroturf that didn’t convince much of anybody. The two Atlanta Chamber of Commerce-led orgs that worked to pass the penny transportation sales tax in Atlanta are the two biggest of the big Georgia political committees this year, as measured [...]