Archive for June, 2011

Georgia State Senate Majority to Host Georgia Solutions Summit in Columbus

ATLANTA (June 24, 2011) –  The Georgia Senate Majority will hold an opening meeting as part of the  Georgia Solutions Summit in Columbus, Georgia on Tuesday, June 28, 2011 at 6:00 p.m. Georgians are encouraged to meet informally with Senators and share positive solutions for Georgia’s challenges.

Those in attendance will be the Senate Majority Leadership, area representative Senator Josh McKoon and other Senators from around the state. (more…)

Sen. Fort Elected Democratic Whip

ATLANTA (June 20, 2011) – Today, Sen. Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta) was elected whip of the Democratic Party for the Georgia State Senate.  With this election, Sen. Fort will hold the number two leadership position behind Minority Leader Sen. Steven Henson (D-Tucker).

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Brendan Starr, Paul Oh, Erin Hanson Start Summer Internship with Office of Sen. Albers

ATLANTA (June 20, 2011) – State Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) welcomes Brendan Starr, Paul Oh and Erin Hanson as summer interns at his office. Interns help with various tasks around the office including research, community events and meetings with state leaders. (more…)

Sen. Butterworth Earns Environmental Leadership Award

ATLANTA (June 20, 2011) – Sen. Jim Butterworth (R-Demorest) recently received the Environmental Leadership Award from the Georgia Conservation Voters. He achieved the award for his demonstrated support of Georgia’s natural resources. (more…)

Albers: Removal of GA 400 Tolls can Inspire Trust

By Sen. John Albers

I have consistently and firmly advocated for the removal of the GA 400 tolls. I recently read many concerning news articles about suspending the tolls while millions are spent to upgrade the facilities.  The postponement of the GA 400 toll for a few days or a week is a facade to fulfill a promise of removal, which is simply wrong and borders on offensive. (more…)