Archive for February, 2010

Sen. Seay calls on Washington to continue Funding Transportation for Georgia’s Critical Need Population

Sen. Valencia Seay

ATLANTA (Feb 26, 2010) – After paratransit riders in Clayton County came close to losing a vital means of public transportation, Sen. Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale) is urging President Barack Obama and Congress to continue funding public transportation for Georgia’s elderly and disabled citizens.  Her efforts come in response to Clayton County’s decision to shutter its C-TRAN public bus service, which serves 400 paratransit riders.  She shared her efforts with Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) commissioner Vance Smith and the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) today during a transportation budget hearing at the State Capitol.


Hamrick: A Working Recess

By Sen. Bill Hamrick

The state legislature is recessing for two weeks for joint House and Senate Appropriations meetings and discussions with the governor as part of a continuous effort to balance the state budget for FY 2011, our greatest challenge and our highest priority. We are committed to laying the groundwork for fiscally responsible spending and cutting waste, especially during these hard times. We must create incentives to spur the economy. (more…)

Senator Curt Thompson Participates in Purim Holiday Celebration

WHAT:           State Sen. Curt Thompson (D-Norcross) will be participating in the King David Academy’s Purim Day Celebration on Sunday, February 28 from 11-3 p.m.  The holiday celebrates the deliverance of the Jews from the ancient Persian Empire, and is told in the biblical book of Ester. This free event is open to the public and will include circus performers, a petting zoo, face painting and Russian and Asian foods. Participants are also encouraged to wear traditional costumes.


An Out-of-Touch Washington

By Senator Jim Butterworth

Every time I open a newspaper or turn on the news, I see another display of Washington leaders turning their back on the American people. Whether it is raising taxes or proposing costly health care mandates on taxpayers, the federal government seems to be out of touch with the very people they represent. (more…)

Sen. Smith Releases Legislative Report on Public Defender Standards Council

As chairman of the legislative oversight committee on the Georgia Public Defender Standards Council, Sen. Preston Smith (R-Rome) today announced the release of the committee’s report that reviews the council’s standards, programs and budgets.  The committee meets throughout the year and is made up of four members from both the Senate and House.