Archive for July, 2011

Sen. Rogers to Serve on International Committee for Council of State Governments

ATLANTA- (Tuesday, July 12, 2011) – Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has been chosen to serve as a member of The Council of State Governments’ International Committee for 2011 and 2012. CSG is a nonpartisan organization that fosters partnerships of learning by advising state government officials and leaders in their process of formulating public policy. In his new role, Rogers will help the committee track global economic developments and how they will impact state government. CSG national committees meet twice a year. This year’s 2011 North American Summit & National Conference will be held Oct. 19-23 in Bellevue, Washington. (more…)

Sen. Fort and Other Legislators Hold Press Conference As Clock Begins Ticking on Atlanta School Board Removal Law

ATLANTA (July 11, 2011) – Sen. Fort (D-Atlanta) will be hosting a press conference to speak out on the current situation involving the Atlanta Public School System.  Sen. Fort will discuss Senate Bill 79, which passed this past legislative session and allows Governor Nathan Deal to remove school board members. Concerned legislators and citizens alike now await a decision regarding the future of current APS board members.  Sen. Fort will be joined by Sen. Horacena Tate (D-Tate) and Rep. Pam Stephenson (D-Decatur).    

WHEN:           Tuesday, July 12, 2011

                        10:00 am

WHERE:        201 Coverdell Legislative Office Building

                      18 Capitol Square, S.W.

                       Atlanta, Georgia 30334

                       Room 203

ADVISORY
For Planning Purposes Only:
July 11, 2011
For Information Contact:
Natalie Dale, Director
Adam Sweat, Communications Associate
adam.sweat@senate.ga.gov
404.656.0028

Butterworth: Tools to Bridge the Financial Gap

By Sen. Jim Butterworth

A telling sign that summer is here, besides the almost unbearable heat, is that families and students are planning for the next year of college, some for the first time. In that light, I’d like to explain one of the key changes that were made to the HOPE Scholarship this past legislative session. Hopefully, these changes explained will help in your planning and make any financial burden you may feel, a little less daunting. (more…)