Archive for September, 2009

Sen. Butterworth Thanks Georgia Power for Helping Community

20081007butterworth_12ccPortraitATLANTA (September 29, 2009) – State Senator Jim Butterworth (R-Clarkesville) recently announced talks with Georgia Power have successfully resulted in the lowering of four Georgia Power controlled lakes, creating jobs for citizens throughout the surrounding communities. (more…)

A Time for Neighbors to Help Neighbors

By Sen. Jim Butterworth and Rep. Michael Harden

ATLANTA (Sept. 29, 2009) – Last week’s tragic weather has been disastrous for many communities and families in Georgia. We offer our sincerest condolences to the citizens of Georgia that were impacted by the destruction left in the wake of powerful storm systems. We would also like to express our gratitude to the governor and his team for declaring a state of emergency in Stephens County. (more…)

Majority Leader Rogers Joins Governor Jeb Bush in Addressing Excellence in Action Education Summit

ATLANTA (September 29, 2009) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) will be a featured legislator at the Excellence in Action summit held Oct. 8 and 9 in Washington, D.C. Sen. Rogers will be joining summit host Gov. Jeb Bush and many other reform-minded policymakers working to close the gap in the international race for knowledge. (more…)

Statement from Sen. Butterworth Regarding Federal Disaster Declaration for Stephens County

ATLANTA (September 25, 2009) – Today, State Senator Jim Butterworth (R-Clarkesville) released the following statement regarding the federal disaster declaration for Stephens County. (more…)

Cobb Legislative Delegation works with the Center for Family Resources to bring emergency aid to flood victims

MARIETTA (Sept. 24, 2009) – Members of the Cobb County Legislative Delegation have been inundated with calls from their constituents asking how Cobb residents can help their neighbors who have been devastated by this week’s floods.  They are pleased to announce the Center for Family Resources (CFR) in Marietta has set up a special account for this purpose.  All donations will remain in Cobb County to help those affected while they anxiously await federal funds.  There will be a specific designated donation block on the Center for Family Resources main page at