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…)
Archive for September, 2010
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.
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…)
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.
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.