Sen. Donzella James Receives GABEO Freedom Fighter Award

ATLANTA (July 22, 2014) – Last month, Sen. Donzella James (D-Atlanta) received one of the Georgia Association of Black Elected Officials (GABEO) highest honors, the 2014 Freedom Fighter Award, to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Sen. Vincent Fort Requests GBI Widen Thomaston Police Department Investigation

ATLANTA (July 15, 2014) | Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) has sent the following letter to Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan asking him to investigate the entire Thomaston Police Department in light of grievances filed against Officer Phillip Tobin and other law enforcement officials:

Rep. Allen Peake and Sen. Renee Unterman Announce Medical Cannabis Study Committee Meeting Dates

State Rep. Allen Peake (R – Macon) and State Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford) today announced the upcoming meeting dates for the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee:

Sen. Nan Orrock and Rep. Pat Gardner Announce State-Wide Changes to Georgia’s Scrap Tire Regulations

ATLANTA (July 8, 2014) | Today, Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and State Rep. Pat Gardner (D-Atlanta) held a press conference at the Capitol to educate Georgians on updated regulations of Georgia’s scrap tire law. Sen. Orrock and Rep. Gardner were joined by Atlanta City Council members Joyce Sheperd and Felicia Moore, as well as other […]

Sen. Jeff Mullis to Chair Senate 9-1-1 System Modernization Study Committee

Lt. Governor Casey Cagle has selected Sen. Jeff Mullis (R — Chickamauga) to chair the Senate 9-1-1 System Modernization Study Committee. Over the next several months, this study committee will analyze the Georgia Emergency Telephone Number 9-1-1 Service Act of 1977 and subsequent amendments; specifically looking for areas where the law can be improved or updated. The committee’s work will emphasize the role of mobile communications in both the collection and dissemination of information that is most valuable in an emergency situation.