Archive for September, 2009

Sen. Unterman Applauds the Buford-Lanier Women’s Club on supporting our troops in Iraq

ATLANTA (Sept. 24, 2009) – Yesterday the Buford Lanier Women’s Club (BLWC) held a banner hanging ceremony to honor and encourage our troops currently serving in Iraq.  The banner was originally created in Buford, has traveled to Iraq, and has returned to Georgia to permanently hang in the Sloppy Floyd Building in Atlanta.

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The People’s Business

Sen. Tommie Williams

Sen. Tommie Williams

By President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams
September 24, 2009

Last week, President Obama presented his health care proposal to the nation through a joint session of Congress.  In the past 50 years, a joint session of Congress has only been called 15 times.  While I support the urgency of health care reform, I strongly disagree with him on how to address the problem.  The President argues that his plan will be self sustaining, but I’ve never seen the federal government live within its means.  Government programs are never temporary.  As Ronald Reagan used to say, “The closest thing to eternal life we will see on this earth is a federal program.” 

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Sen. Hamrick Joins DNR Commissioner for Fly-around to View Flood Damage

ATLANTA (Sept. 23, 2009) – Today State Senator Bill Hamrick (R-Carrollton) and DNR Commissioner Chris Clark took an aerial tour to view flood damage in Carrolton and the surrounding areas. (more…)

State of Emergency Declared in Stephens County

ATLANTA (Sept. 22, 2009) – State Senator Jim Butterworth (R-Clarkesville) led efforts with Gov. Sonny Perdue and the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) to declare a state of emergency in Stephens County. There are 17 counties total on the list. (more…)

South Georgia at the State Capitol

By: State Sen. Greg Goggans

ATLANTA (September 21, 2009) – It is certainly no secret Georgia continues to face revenue shortfalls that have now lasted almost an entire year. The General Assembly has been forced to consider some very difficult spending cuts as we are constitutionally mandated to balance our state budget to not spend anymore than the state takes in.  (more…)