Archive for March, 2009

State Sen. Judson Hill Disappointed with Senate Vote to Block Later School Start Date

ATLANTA (March 31 2009) – An amendment authored by State Sen. Judson Hill (R-Marietta) that would have provided a wealth of benefits to students, families, and local school system’s budgets was defeated during a Senate debate Monday at the Capitol.

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The People’s Business

Sen. Tommie Williams

Sen. Tommie Williams

By President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams
March 27, 2009

Here in Georgia, we’re making tremendous strides to improve education, provide better access to scholarship opportunities, and the hiring and retention of quality teachers. The Senate has also been focused on ensuring that no other school board loses accreditation. The General Assembly is considering dozens of bills aimed at improving education in the State. Some of our efforts are highlighted below.

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Sen. Orrock Honors Pulitzer Prize Winner Natasha Trethewey

ATLANTA (March 27, 2009)— Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Stacey Abrams (D-Decatur) honored Pulitzer Prize winner Natasha Tretheway in the Senate and the House Wednesday, March 24th. Tretheway achieved a pinnacle of success in winning the Pulitzer Prize in 2007 for her collection of poetry titled Native Guard. Tretheway is also the recipient of the 2008 Mississippi Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts for Poetry and was named the 2008 Georgia Woman of the Year.

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SENATOR REED HONORS DR. ROGSBERT PHILIPS AND SISTER’S BY CHOICE INC.

ATLANTA (March 27, 2009) – State Senator Kasim Reed’s (D-Atlanta) honored and recognized Dr. Rogsbert Phillips and Sister’s by Choice, Inc. today with an “Outstanding Community Service Award” for their tireless efforts in raising breast cancer awareness. (more…)

Notes from the Senate

00heathheadshotbig2ATLANTA (March 27, 2009)— As this Legislative session comes to an end, I am focusing my time to ensure my bills in the House can see a passage on to the Governor. With only 3 legislative days left, all the hard work from this year comes to a head. Along with my colleagues, our focus has been to see an overall lifestyle improvement for you, and some effective legislation has gone through to support this. Below is an updated account on the progression of the most important bills I have written or supported.

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