Archive for October, 2009

Sen. Hooks to Continue Longtime Service with OneGeorgia Authority

ATLANTA (Oct. 29, 2009) – Sen. George Hooks (D-Americus) this week was reappointed to the OneGeorgia Authority Overview Committee by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.  Hooks is the only member to serve on the committee since its inception nine years ago, which was established to financially assist the state’s most economically challenged areas.

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Wells Fargo/Wachovia Refuses to Extend Foreclosure Moratorium in Atlanta

ATLANTA (Oct. 28, 2009) – State Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) and members of the Atlanta Fighting Foreclosure Coalition received disappointing news that Wells Fargo/Wachovia’s foreclosure moratorium would not be extended beyond October.  Sen. Fort and other supporters met with bank leaders today to discuss a possible extend of the moratorium for an additional six months, which was denied by Wells Fargo/Wachovia.

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Goggans Recognized for Health Care Service

Named “Legislator of the Year” by Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals

Sen. Greg Goggans accepting the 2009 GACH Legislator of the Year Award

Sen. Greg Goggans accepting the 2009 GACH Legislator of the Year Award

TIFTON, GA (October 27, 2009) – The Georgia Alliance of Community Hospitals announced today that Sen. Greg Goggans (R-Douglas) has been named as its 2009 “Legislator of the Year.” (more…)

South Georgia at the State Capitol

By: State Sen. Greg Goggans

 ATLANTA (October 26, 2009) – Over the last year, Georgia has seen historic drops in revenue.  Our state has had only 10 years of revenue declines since 1952, and 2009 proved to have the most significant decline of those 10 years.  Looking ahead to the 2010 Legislative Session, creating a fiscally responsible state budget will be our most critical task.  Here’s an overall look at our current budget situation, how other states are managing their revenue shortfalls, and what the Senate is doing to prepare for the upcoming budget process.    (more…)

First Look: Georgia’s State Budget

By Sen. Chip Pearson     

Sen. Chip Pearson

Sen. Chip Pearson

ATLANTA (Oct. 23, 2009) – Over the last year, Georgia has seen historic drops in revenue.  Our state has had only 10 years of revenue declines since 1952, and 2009 proved to have the most significant decline of those 10 years.  Looking ahead to the 2010 Legislative Session, creating a fiscally responsible state budget will be our most critical task.  Here’s an overall look at our current budget situation, how other states are managing their revenue shortfalls, and what the Senate is doing to prepare for the upcoming budget process.   

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