Governor’s debate Saturday; Insider seeking your questions

Political Insider’s Jim Gallway is looking for your help with questions for a gubernatorial debate Saturday:

Y’all were kind enough last week to toss me more than a few questions for last week’s U.S. Senate race on GPB. Very high quality stuff – and I thank you for taking the task so seriously.

On Saturday, Channel 2 Action News will broadcast Gubernatorial Debate No. 10 at 12:30 p.m., an hour-long affair with Democrat Roy Barnes, Republican Nathan Deal, and Libertarian John Monds.

Your thoughts would be welcome.

11 comments Add your comment

conservative teacher

October 29th, 2010
1:57 pm

Mr. Galloway, are you submitting the questions to be asked by channel 2??


October 29th, 2010
3:14 pm

I would like to know John Monds’ (and the other two candidates, for that matter) stance on the Georgia state income tax, and whether it should be abolished.

Mark Johnson

October 29th, 2010
4:51 pm

Ask them how they plan to implement the recent DOJ settlement related to serving people with disabilities in the community.




October 29th, 2010
5:38 pm

Public school systems have been told that they must declare their intent to become a charter system, enter into an IE2 contract with the state, or become a “status quo” system by the year 2013. Do you favor forcing systems into charter status or into special contractual arrangements with the state or do you feel that the state should provide a quality framework and funding formula which would allow all school systems to flourish without having to engage special administrators or outside consultants to write charters or elaborate contracts with the state?

Billy in Savannah

October 29th, 2010
7:50 pm

Ask the candidates for governor about the inadequate funding of the State Health Benefit Plan for state employees, retirees and school teachers.


October 29th, 2010
11:24 pm

ask Deal if he is going to vote against equal pay for women a fith time.

Randy Hudson

October 30th, 2010
6:34 am

Ask Deal why he voted against the last farm bill in Congress and now can look a farmer in the eyes and ask for his vote in-return. Agriculture still remains Georgia’s number 1 industry and is the principle revenue and tax source for rural Georgia.


October 30th, 2010
7:43 am

A few school districts in the state have permanent sales taxes which are used to lower school property taxes and fund general operating expenses rather than to fund only capital projects like the SPLOST programs. Only those districts which had those taxes in place before the law was changed were allowed to keep them. Would you favor either (1) changing the law to allow local districts to enact permanent sales taxes to fund school district operating expenses while offsetting property taxes or (2) changing the SPLOST law to allow districts to use SPLOST funds for operating expenses now that many districts have met their building needs?


October 30th, 2010
7:43 am

If the Supreme Court rules that shifting local tax dollars to charter schools that were not approved by local school boards is unconstitutional, would you support a constitutional amendment to secure local funding for charter schools?


October 30th, 2010
11:20 am

This TV debate will not be part of my Prelude to the GA-FL Football Game. My mind is made up and no amount of last minute mud thrown will change that. Others might as well hold their nose and vote for the candidate of their choice.


October 30th, 2010
1:28 pm

Deal calmly and absolutely destroyed a desperately shrill Barnes in the debate.

It was hilarious how Barnes tried to push the idea of an “independent” commission for the next redistricting, when Barnes strong-armed the current fiasco. Even Monds backed Deal who says he will not act like Barnes did (and was rightfully, soundly evicted by the disgusted electorate).

Barnes had to agree to the Arizona type illegal immigration law being considered by Georgia EVEN WITH a supposed impact on agriculture. Deal went on to point out that the guest worker program for agriculture dies because Democrats always tack on amnesty for illegal immigrants (so they can vote for Democrats).

Barnes had to close disavowing Obama. It was pitiful – but just desserts for King Rat Roy.