Archive for June, 2009

Sen. Smith Honors Fallen Georgia Soldier in Motorcycle Escort

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Sen. Smith joins the Patriot Guard Riders of Georgia in the processional for Sgt. Jeffrey W. Jordan. Photo courtesy of RomeNewsWire.com.

ATLANTA (June 12, 2009) – Sen. Preston Smith (R-Rome) yesterday joined the Patriot Guard Riders of Georgia to escort fallen soldier Sgt. Jeffrey W. Jordan of Rome from the Richard B. Russell Airport to the funeral home in preparation for burial. Jordan, 21, died June 4 near Kapisa, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

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Rogers Named Senator of the Year by Georgia Retailers

ATLANTA (June 11, 2009) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has recently been named Senator of the Year for 2009 by the Georgia Retail Association (GRA) for his continued efforts to support Georgia businesses, particularly retailers.

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Senator Grant Honored for Commitment to Mental Health Improvements

MILLEDGEVILLE (June 8, 2009) – State Sen. Johnny Grant (R- Milledgeville) has been recognized by several prominent state publications and organizations for his tireless work to improve mental health care in Georgia. Grant was a key legislator involved with the passage of legislation ordering the restructuring of the Georgia Department of Human Resources (DHR) this past session which he sees as a vital tool to grow the quality of life for mental health patients all over the state.

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The Continuing Crisis (of Common Sense): Dining out on the taxpayers’ dime

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Sen. Chip Pearson

By Sen. Chip Pearson
ATLANTA (June 5, 2009) – Just a day before President Obama promised another $30 billion of taxpayer money to bail out General Motors, he and the First Lady jetted to New York City for a night out on the town. They enjoyed a lavish dinner and choice seats to a Broadway show – all on the taxpayers’ dime.

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Governor Signs Sen. Gloria Butler’s MARTA Legislation

20090601_04cATLANTA (June 2, 2009) – Governor Sonny Perdue recently signed into law Sen. Gloria Butler’s (D-Stone Mountain) legislation to strengthen revenues for public transit. The measure legalizes the consumption of food and beverages in Georgia’s rapid rail stations and intermodal bus stations at the discretion of each transit system.

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