On The Trail

Tis the Season to Raise Rates

On Tuesday, December 17, 2013, Georgia’s Public Service Commission unanimously approved an $873 million rate hike, with residential consumers paying an estimated $2.19 more in 2014 as a result. That amount will increase another $3.61 in 2015 and another $2.96 in 2016. The impact on Georgia’s...

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Why Washington Needs “Washington”

If you grew up anything like me, there was always a kid in the neighborhood who had the only basketball or the only baseball and bat for everyone to play with, and if they ever got mad, they grabbed their ball or bat or whatever,...

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WASTE IS A TERRIBLE THING TO MIND: Putting Profits Before People

  The United Negro College Fund, or UNCF, is an American philanthropic organization that funds scholarships for black students and general scholarship funds for 39 private historically black colleges and universities; and in 1972, the UNCF adopted, as its motto, the maxim, “A mind is a...

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WHY I SPENT VDAY WITH 1 BILLION PEOPLE

  Did you know 1 OUT OF 3 WOMEN ON THE PLANET WILL BE RAPED OR BEATEN IN HER LIFETIME? I didn't until I heard about a global revolution taking place on V-Day’s 15th Anniversary (14 February 2013). The event was a resounding success, and for this reason, I want...

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On the hook for underestimated the project costs…

I was listening to a broadcast that caught my attention because of a bill that would make at least one Georgia utility more accountable to its ratepayers.  Georgia State Senator Jeff Chapman plans to introduce a bill that will prohibit Georgia Power from profiting from...

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