Archive for May, 2011

South Georgia at the State Capitol

By State Sen. Greg Goggans

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Sen. Albers recognizes Georgia’s Music Therapists

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Governor to Sign Sen. Jones’ MLK Council Bill

ATLANTA (May 6, 2011) – Governor Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign Senate Bill 141 into law, Sen. Emanuel Jones’ (D-Decatur) bill to establish a Martin Luther King, Jr. Advisory Council to coordinate activities in observance of the MLK holiday. The bill signing will take place on Monday, May 9 at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

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Sen. Curt Thompson to Host Public Forum On Immigration Reform

ATLANTA (May 6, 2011) – Sen. Curt Thompson (D-Tucker) invites all immigrants and citizens to attend his public forum on the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011.  This event is sponsored by Georgia Southern University’s Committee for Tolerance and Community Collaboration, Voices Unidas and the Southeastern Georgia Communities Project.  Sen. Thompson will be on hand to discuss the potential changes to Georgia’s immigration law and address any questions, concerns, or comments relating to the recent passage of House Bill 87.  

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Senator Rogers Named James Magazine’s 2011 Legislator of the Year

ATLANTA (May 5, 2011) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) was recently selected as James Magazine’s “2011 Legislator of the Year.” James Magazine is a monthly publication covering Georgia news, issues and politics. It is recognized as Georgia’s only monthly news magazine. (more…)