Archive for May, 2009

Governor Perdue Appoints Sen. Butterworth to the Senate Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee

ATLANTA (May 29, 2009) — Sen. Jim Butterworth (R-Cornelia) was recently appointed by Governor Sonny Perdue as a member of the Senate Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee. The committee is made up of 11 members total with five appointed by the governor. (more…)

Sen. Orrock Joins U.S. Rep. John Conyers in Support of Universal Health Care Legislation

ATLANTA (May 29, 2009) – Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) this week joined U.S. Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) in a series of events around Atlanta to encourage support for Sen. Conyers’ universal health care bill (House Resolution 676). Dubbed “health care for all” legislation, the bill would create a publicly financed, privately delivered health care system that improves and expands the already existing Medicare program to all U.S. residents. (more…)

Heath: State Park Changes Unfortunate but Necessary to Protect Vital Services

BREMEN (May 28, 2009) – Three of northwest Georgia’s state-run historic sites will see significant changes this summer as part of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) restructuring efforts. As part of this restructuring, the Pickett’s Mill Battlefield site in Dallas, Etowah Indian Mounds site in Cartersville and Red Top Mountain Lodge in Cartersville are on the list of affected parks. (more…)

Senator Rogers Named One of 2009’s Most Influential Georgians

ATLANTA (May 27, 2009) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) was recently selected as one of James Magazine’s “2009 Most Influential Georgians.” James Magazine is a monthly publication covering Georgia news and issues. It is recognized as Georgia’s only monthly news magazine. (more…)

Monday’s To Do List:

Pack A Picnic
Scour The Sales Racks
Remember the True Meaning Of Memorial Day

By Sen. Chip Pearson

Sen. Chip Pearson

Sen. Chip Pearson

ATLANTA (May 21, 2009) – For many Americans, Memorial Day symbolizes the official start of summer. The day is marked by picnics, cookouts, and weekend trips. But if you ask yourself what is the true meaning of Memorial Day, would you have an answer?