Archive for December, 2009

Sen. Renee Unterman Named “Public Health Hero”

BUFORD (Dec. 30, 2009) – Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford) has been honored as a “Public Health Hero” by the Georgia Public Health Association (GPHA). The recognition was announced by the GPHA at its December business meeting at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon. (more…)

Job Creation is the Most Important Factor in Upcoming Session

Sen. Chip Pearson

Sen. Chip Pearson

By Sen. Chip Pearson
DAWSONVILLE (Dec. 30, 2009) – Along with the arrival of a new year comes the start of another legislative session.  It’s no secret that this year, legislators must find solutions to some challenging problems – a shrinking budget, securing access to water resources, funding transportation and fixing a broken property tax system.  At the core of these and other issues lies the key to our state’s future success: job creation.  This year, our overall focus must be on getting people back to work.    

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Majority Leader Rogers Announces Transparency Update

WOODSTOCK (Dec. 22, 2009) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) today announced several exciting changes to the Open Georgia website, www.Open.Ga.gov, which allows users to see how the state is spending tax money.  The website was developed as a result of Sen. Rogers’ 2008 “Transparency in Government” legislation that requires state spending information to be accessible on a searchable website.

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The Price Georgians will Pay for Cap and Trade

By Sen. Chip Rogers
WOODSTOCK (Dec. 22, 2009) – As world leaders met in Copenhagen to discuss so-called “climate change”, lawmakers on Capitol Hill are fighting over domestic legislation to cap U.S. emissions – and in turn our nation’s economic growth.

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Sen. Vincent Fort Hosts Fighting Foreclosure Press Conference Tomorrow at 10 a.m.

State Senator Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) and the Atlanta Fighting Foreclosure Coalition will hold a press conference on Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 10:00 a.m. to tell Bank of America, Chase and Wells Fargo to “stop being the Grinch who stole Christmas.”  Sen. Fort and the Foreclosure Coalition have been working in the Atlanta metro area to end the practice of predatory lending. Homeowners facing foreclosures and eviction will also be attending the press conference and are available for interviews.

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