Archive for April, 2009

Sen. Judson Hill re-named Chairman of GA World Congress Center Overview Committee

ATLANTA (April 17, 2009) – State Sen. Judson Hill (R-Marietta) has been re-appointed Chairman of the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) and Georgia Dome Authority Overview Committee this week by the Senate Committee of Assignments. The committee Hill will oversee is charged with reviewing the success with which the GWCC Authority is accomplishing its duties. Hill has overseen the GWCC Authority for the past four years as its chairman, working closely with the elected members of the GWCC Board. Hill is looking forward to growing Georgia’s economic development possibilities utilizing the GWCC facilities. (more…)

Taxes, Tea Parties, and Constitutional Principles

Sen. Chip Pearson

Sen. Chip Pearson

By Sen. Chip Pearson
ATLANTA (April 17, 2009) – Thousands of discontented Georgians lined the streets around our state Capitol this week to protest excessive Washington spending and an increasingly burdensome tax code. In response to a federal government that thinks it knows how to spend your money better than you do, and continues to grow nearly unchecked, the Georgia Senate voted to reaffirm our rights as a sovereign state to prevent the federal government from continuing to expand.

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Sen. Butterworth Helps Ensure Local Counties Continue to Receive Unidentifiable Sales Tax Proceeds

ATLANTA (April 17, 2009) – Sen. Jim Butterworth (R-Demorest) provided a guarantee that local governments in the 50th Senate District will continue to receive their share of unidentifiable sales tax proceeds with the passage of House Bill 181, which he helped to move through the Senate. This legislation reinstates the sunset date on the authority of the Department of Revenue (DOR) to return these funds to local governments, which was set to expire on June 30 and will become law upon the Governor’s signature.

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Sen. Majority Leader Rogers and House Representative Graves Participate in Tax Day Tea Party Events

Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) and House Representative Tom Graves (R-Ranger) will participate in Atlanta Tea Party Activities at the Georgia State Capitol on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 (www.atlantateaparty.net). Sen. Rogers and Rep. Graves will be available to discuss the JOBS Act (HB 481 and 482) and other legislation passed during the 2009 Legislative Session that will get Georgia on the road to economic recovery and lead the way for a true economic stimulus plan. (more…)

Sen. Dan Moody Will Not Run for State Senate in 2010

ATLANTA (April 13, 2009) – Sen. Dan Moody (R-Alpharetta) announced today he will not seek a fifth term in the Georgia State Senate. Since qualifying begins this time next year, Moody wanted to announce his intentions now to allow for others to consider the opportunity. (more…)