Archive for December, 2010

55 Georgia Legislators Urge Ratification of New START Treaty

Georgia state legislators meet with U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson in November to encourage passage of the New START Treaty.

ATLANTA (December 21, 2010) – The United States Senate continues debate on the New START treaty this week, an arms control agreement between the United States and Russia. A delegation of Georgia legislators is releasing a letter signed by 55 members of the Georgia General Assembly that was delivered to U.S. Senators Johnny Isakson (R-GA) and Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), encouraging them to vote for ratification of New START (New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty).


Sen. Buckner to Co-Host Clayton County Leadership Roundtable

ATLANTA (December 16, 2010) – Sen. Gail Buckner (D-Jonesboro) will co-host a meeting of the Clayton County Leadership Roundtable with Lake City Mayor Willie Oswalt on Saturday, Jan. 8 at the City of Riverdale Council Chambers.  The roundtable will focus on mental health issues in Clayton County.  The general public is encouraged to attend. 


Legislators and Community Groups Call for Economic Considerations for Immigrant Law

Concerns are raised about potential negative impact on Georgia’s economy

ATLANTA (December 16, 2010) – Anticipated legislative proposals from the Georgia General Assembly’s Joint Legislative Committee on Immigration Reform are raising serious concerns about the impact on Georgia’s fragile economic recovery outlook.  In the face of Congressional failure to address immigration reform, the threat of job killing measures such as those that passed in Arizona loom over the upcoming legislative session.  Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) call for comprehensive hearings that will look at the problem and demand a solution to protect Georgia’s security and economic recovery.


Sen. Brown announces Local Legislative Delegation Meetings

MACON (December 16, 2010) – Senate Democratic Leader Robert Brown (D-Macon) and Representative James “Bubber” Epps will hold delegation meetings in Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties with local officials and citizens on Friday, December 17.  These meetings will be an opportunity for local leaders and citizens to share their concerns and “wish lists” with their delegation.

Twiggs County Legislative Delegation Meeting

WHO:             Sen. Robert Brown

                        Rep. James “Bubber” Epps (R-Dry Branch)

WHEN:           Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

                        9:00 a.m.

WHERE:        Twiggs County Courthouse

                        Room 111

                       425 Railroad Street North
                       Jeffersonville, Georgia 31044

Wilkinson County Legislative Delegation Meeting

WHO:             Sen. Robert Brown

                        Senator-Elect Jesse Stone (R-Waynesboro)

                        Rep. James “Bubber” Epps

WHEN:         Friday, Dec. 17, 2010

                        1:00 p.m.

WHERE:      Wilkinson County Courthouse

                        Commission’s Board Room

                        100 Bacon Street

                        Irwinton, GA 31042

Sen. Robert Brown serves as Democratic Leader. He represents the 26th Senate District which includes Twiggs County and portions of Bibb, Houston, and Wilkinson counties. He may be reached at his office at 478.750.0220 or404.656.5035.

Representative “James Bubber” Epps was first elected as a Democrat in 2008 and recently changed his party affiliation to Republican.

For Immediate Release:
December 16, 2010
For Information Contact:
Natalie Strong, Director
Kallarin Richards, Deputy Director

Sen. Orrock to Call for Economic Considerations for Immigrant Law

ATLANTA (December 15, 2010) – Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) will hold a press conference tomorrow, Dec. 16, at the State Capitol to highlight economic concerns of potential immigration legislation and call for a comprehensive study of the issue.