Archive for August, 2012

Sen. John Wilkinson Appointed to the Senate Aging Study Committee

ATLANTA (August 31, 2012) – Sen. John Wilkinson (R-Toccoa) joins with other senators to form the Senate Aging Study Committee, as stated in Senate Resolution 979.  Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford) will chair the committee, consisting of Sen. Wilkinson, Sen. John Crosby (R-Tifton), Sen. Mike Crane ( R-Newnan) and Sen. Valencia Seay (D-Riverdale). (more…)

Sen. Orrock Moderates Panel on Federal Sequestration and U.S. Defense Spending

ATLANTA (August 31, 2012) – Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) moderated a panel on budget sequestration and our national spending priorities at Georgia Institute of Technology attended by more than 60 people.  Col. Richard L. Klass (ret)., U.S. Air Force, and Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta), an Army veteran and a member of the Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee of the Georgia House of Representatives, brought a military perspective on the impact of sequestration cuts to Pentagon spending and responded to recent town hall meetings held in Georgia that only addressed defense cuts. (more…)

Center for an Educated Georgia Gives Sen. David Shafer an A+ Grade

ATLANTA (August 30, 2012) – Sen. David Shafer (R-Duluth) was one of 25 senators who received an A+ grade from the Center for an Educated Georgia.  This grade was awarded to lawmakers who demonstrate an unwavering commitment to advancing education reform at the State Capitol.   The Center is affiliated with the Georgia Family Council. (more…)

Sen. Chip Rogers Receives A+ Rating from the Center for an Educated Georgia

ATLANTA (August 22, 2012) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) has earned an A+ Rating on the Center for an Educated Georgia’s Legislative Report Card. The center is a part of the Georgia Family Council, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting educational advocacy and research. This distinction was awarded to lawmakers who continually demonstrate an unwavering commitment to advancing education reform at the state capitol.

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