Archive for October, 2010

Sen. Brown Opposes Robb Pitts Bringing Casino Gambling to Georgia

ATLANTA (October 29, 2010) – Senate Democratic Leader Robert Brown (D-Macon) today advised Robb Pitts of his opposition to efforts to bring casino gambling to Georgia. 


Sen. Brown Discusses Strengthening Animal Cruelty Law

ATLANTA (October 29, 2010) – Senate Democratic Leader Robert Brown (D-Macon) held a hearing on Georgia’s animal cruelty law this week at the State Capitol, where he heard from several experts in animal abuse cases on how the law can be strengthened and improved.  Brown overhauled existing animal cruelty laws in 2000 when he authored the Animal Cruelty Act (Senate Bill 297), allowing animal abuse to be charged as a felony, rather than a misdemeanor.    


Sen. Brown to Host Hearing on Animal Cruelty

ATLANTA (October 25, 2010) – Senate Democratic Leader Robert Brown (D-Macon) will host a hearing on Wednesday, Oct. 27 at the State Capitol to discuss the successes and opportunities for improvement of legislation to curb animal cruelty, which passed the legislature in 2000.


Technology Association of Ga. names Staton 2010 Legislator of the Year

MACON, GA (October 22, 2010) –.  The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG), a leading technology industry association dedicated to the promotion and economic advancement of the state’s technology industry, announced Friday State Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon) was named the 2010 TAG Legislator of the Year.  (more…)

Now is the Time to Reorganize the DeKalb County School Board

By Sen. Emanuel Jones

ATLANTA (October 14, 2010) – How long can we ask students to tolerate an inadequate education system?  I’ve attended several public debates on DeKalb’s Board of Education and have raised questions about changing the size of the board and instituting an independent ethics commission.  After listening intently to the response of incumbent members and candidates, I believe we cannot wait and that now is the time to reorganize the board.