ATLANTA (May 18, 2010) –Sen. Curt Thompson (D-Norcross) has joined efforts with Farmer D Organics to teach children about proper nutrition and gardening. Recently, two 5th districts schools worked with the Farmer D staff to install organic gardens. Minor Elementary is the first school in the district to start the program.
Archive for May, 2010
ATLANTA (May 14, 2010) – In an effort to prevent countless mortgage loan originators from losing their jobs, State Sen. Donzella James (D-College Park) will host a press conference on Tuesday, May 18 to announce her efforts to secure an extension of the certification deadline that is threatening to put Georgians out of work. In January, loan originators were given only two months to comply with new federal certification requirements, and James is encouraging the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance to grant an extension until the end of this year.
ATLANTA (May 14, 2010) – State Sen. Ronald Ramsey (D-Lithonia) was recently named Legislator of the Year by the Organization of DeKalb Educators (ODE) because of his commitment to public education in Georgia. (more…)
Georgia Follows more Prudent Budgeting
By Sen. Chip Pearson
ATLANTA (May 13, 2010) – Backers of the reckless spending that has permeated Washington have found company in our European neighbors. The mega bailouts on which modern governments rely threaten to drown entire countries in their own debt. Greece’s bailout package worth $1 trillion further perpetuates this “culture of cash” on an international scale. While our country continues to weaken the dollar by spending its way to an unprecedented deficit, we’ve seen the euro slide to a 14-month low amid worldwide financial unease. In such global instability, a fiscally responsible approach is the best answer to steadying our economy and protecting our country from the downfall of others.
WHAT: State Sen. Donzella James (D-College Park) invites Hapeville residents and businesses to participate in the “People Speak” forum on Thursday, May 20. This forum will give citizens a chance to discuss topics and issues that occurred during the 2010 legislative session.