Archive for November, 2010

Sen. Jones will Travel to Kenya for Global Peace Convention

ATLANTA (November 16, 2010) – Sen. Emanuel Jones (D-Decatur) will travel to Nairobi, Kenya this week for the 2010 Global Peace Convention, a world-level platform where leaders gather to share ideas on how to build lasting world peace.  He will join social entrepreneurs, interfaith leaders, and prominent government, civic and academic representatives at the Kenyatta International Conference Center from Wednesday, Nov. 17 through Saturday, Nov. 20 to celebrate the Global Peace Festival Foundation’s (GPFF) annual convention. 

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Sen. Mullis Appointed to Deal Transition Team

ATLANTA (November 16, 2010) – Governor-elect Nathan Deal appointed State Senator Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) today to serve on the elite panel that will guide his transition to become Georgia’s governor in January.  The 26-member Deal Transition Team will advise Deal on policy and budget matters and assist the governor in hiring the key members of his official staff. 

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Goggans elected to Senate Republican Leadership

DOUGLAS, GA (November 8, 2010) – State Sen. Greg Goggans (R- Douglas) will serve as the new Senate Republican Caucus Secretary for the 2011 General Assembly, one of the highest ranking positions in the chamber.  Goggans was elected to this important leadership seat Friday by the State Senate Majority during the Republican caucus elections held in Macon. (more…)

Senate Republicans elect Staton new Majority Whip

MACON (November 8, 2010) – State Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon) will serve as the new Senate Majority Whip for the 2011 General Assembly, one of the highest ranking positions in the chamber.  Staton was elected to this important leadership seat Friday by the State Senate Majority during the Republican caucus elections held in Macon. (more…)

A Citizenry Dependent on Government

Sen. Chip Pearson

By Chip Pearson

There is a startling number of Americans who rely on government services these days.  Approximately one in eight people receives food stamps, totaling a record enrollment of more than 41 million recipients in July.  Over 4.4 million people depend on welfare.  Millions live in government housing, and even more will soon rely on government as their sole provider of health care.  Where Americans used to look to their community, family or church for help, they now turn to the newest bureaucratic program.  (more…)