State Rep. Allen Freeman held a fundraiser this morning at a local shooting club. Speaker Richardson came down and they shot clay pigeons. And I gotta tell you, the speaker can shoot.* Freeman too, for that matter.*
Not much news to report. The speaker said property tax reform remains "high on the list." He was a little cool to trauma care funding, saying it was important but not "in the top 3."
I wouldn't read too much into that, though. His top 3 are hard to beat: transportation, taxes, education.
I got a call while I was out there - apparently John Oxendine suggested yesterday that the state should take management of Hartsfield-Jackson Airport away from the city of Atlanta.
The speaker said he introduced a bill on that several years ago.
"We ought to look at it. ..." he said. "I'm not for it or against it right now."
* bear in mind that good shooting to me might be not so good to you. I plan on asking for scores shortly. I counted 3 other shooters in their group. Nice guys, too.