Archive for September, 2010

Sen. Butterworth Earns Georgia Chamber Honor Roll

CLARKESVILLE (Sept. 30, 2010) – Sen. Jim Butterworth (R-Clarkesville) recently achieved placement on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce Honor Roll, which recognizes legislators that were most supportive of the business community during the 2010 Legislative Session. (more…)

Senator Tolleson Receives Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Conservation Voters

Sen. Ross Tolleson is pictured on left as he receives the 2010 Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Conservation Voters Executive Director Chris Osborne.

ATLANTA (September 28, 2010) – State Senator Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) was recently among 23 members of the Georgia State Senate and the Georgia House of Representatives to receive a 2010 Environmental Leadership Award from Georgia Conservation Voters, a non-partisan organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing the quality of life of all Georgians by making conservation issues a top priority with Georgia’s elected officials, political candidates and voters. 


VOTE: BE Heard and BE Counted

By Sen. Greg Goggans

The United States Constitution affords us the right to vote. It is one of the most important liberties we are granted as citizens. The General Election is your opportunity to have a say in how laws are written and what changes are made to the Georgia Constitution. Even here in South Georgia, you have a say in what is going on under the Gold Dome and in the nation’s Capitol. With a major population shift to metro Atlanta and North Georgia, it is even more important for the rest of Georgia to hear your voices loudly and clearly. They should know you are paying attention. Encourage your friends, loved ones and neighbors to go vote and have their voices heard at the state Capitol. (more…)

Senator Hooks Named Rural Health Legislator of the Year

AMERICUS (September 20, 2010) – Sen. George Hooks (D-Americus) was named the 2010 Legislator of the Year today by the Georgia Rural Health Association (GHRA) for his exemplary leadership in addressing health care needs in rural Georgia. 


The People’s Business

Sen. Tommie Williams

By President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams
September 17, 2010

Our state and national constitutions are the foundations upon which our government was established.  While the Constitution is a blueprint for how the government is organized, it also defines and protects the rights and liberties of individuals.  That’s why the process to change the Constitution was made to be so difficult.  Proposed changes must pass both the House and Senate by at least a two-thirds vote.  The amendments then go to the people who vote to approve or reject the changes.