Archive for December, 2010

Lawmakers Examine Ways to Increase State Water Supply

ATLANTA (December 9, 2010) – In an ongoing effort to address Georgia’s pressing water needs, Sen. Ross Tolleson (R-Perry) and Rep. Lynn Smith (R-Newnan) co-chaired a meeting this week of the Joint Committee on Water Supply at the State Capitol.  The committee brought together stakeholders from across the state to present financing, environmental and economic considerations for increasing Georgia’s water supply.


Sen. Williams named to School Superintendent Transition Team

ATLANTA (December 6, 2010) – Senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams (R-Lyons) has been named to State School Superintendent-Elect Dr. John Barge’s transition team.


Tea Time: Testing the GOP and Citizens’ Resolve

Sen. Chip Pearson

By Chip Pearson
DAWSONVILLE (December 6, 2010) – Amid some of the most flagrant abuses of the federal government in our country’s history, the Tea Party movement has emerged to give voice to Americans’ frustration with Washington.  It has energized thousands of voters to respond to out of control government spending and encroachment on American liberty. 


Sen. Orrock to be Honored by Progressive States Network

ATLANTA (Dec. 6, 2010) – Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) will be honored by the Progressive States Network with the 2010 State Progressive Leader Award. Orrock will be presented with this award at the Legislative Leadership Retreat in Atlanta on Tuesday, Dec. 7 for her ongoing exemplary public service and vision across the progressive community. (more…)

Sen. Butterworth Appointed Governor’s Floor Leader

ATLANTA (Dec. 3, 2010) – State Sen. Jim Butterworth (R-Clarkesville) was appointed today by Governor-elect Nathan Deal to serve as a Senate Administration Floor Leader for the 2011-2012 Senate term. Sen. Butterworth will carry Gov. Deal’s legislation as it moves through the legislative process. (more…)