CLARKESVILLE (Dec. 18, 2009) – Today, State Senator Jim Butterworth (R-Clarkesville) reported to his district that a broad-band network is coming to North Georgia in 2010. Eight counties are recipients of the grant, half of which are located in the 50th senatorial district.
Archive for December, 2009
The Senate Research Office’s 2010 Upcoming Issues document is now available. Each year, the Research Office puts together a preview of possible legislative issues for the upcoming General Assembly in each major policy area. Please find their detailed report for 2010 below. Thank you!
ATLANTA (Dec. 18, 2009) – Georgians from across the state gathered at the State Capitol this week to voice concerns and objections to Georgia’s current property tax system. Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) is chairing the Property Tax Assessment Committee to reform Georgia’s tax system and put the greater burden on the government rather than the taxpayer. (more…)
By: Sen. Cecil Staton
There is no hiding the fact that permanent job creation is the main catalyst for Georgia’s economic recovery. A clear focus is needed on improving the tools and resources that businesses across this state have to invest in new jobs and grow their companies. In our state over 97 percent of businesses are classified as small businesses (under 500 employees). Small firms make up half the state workforce and created 80 percent of new Georgia jobs from 1990-2003 (GA Dept. of Economic Development). These entrepreneurs and owners are vital to providing hard-working Georgians new opportunities and for the state to prosper and grow as a whole. (more…)
LYONS (Dec. 17, 2009) – President Pro Tem Tommie Williams (R-Lyons) issued the following statement today regarding the election of David Ralston as the next Georgia Speaker of the House: