Archive for February, 2013

Sen. Orrock Spoke at Georgia Asian American and Pacific Islander Legislative Day

022813_OrrockHelenHoJeannieLinATLANTA (February 28, 2013) – Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) celebrated Georgia Asian American and Pacific Islander Legislative Day (AAPIs) today at the State Capitol. Sen. Orrock spoke during the AAPIs legislative breakfast hosted by Asian American Legal Advocacy Center (AALAC) this morning.


Sen. Ligon Holds Press Conference to Discuss Removal of Common Core Curriculum Standards

ATLANTA (February 28, 2013) – Sen. William Ligon (R-Brunswick) held a press conference today to discuss Senate Bill 167. Sen. Ligon sponsored this legislation to withdraw Georgia from its participation in the Common Core State Standards Initiative and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC). (more…)

Sen. Staton Welcomes the Peach Queens to the State Senate

ATLANTA (February 28, 2013) – Sen. Cecil Staton (R-Macon) recognized the 2012 Georgia Peach Queens today with Senate Resolution 66 in the Senate Chamber. (more…)

Sen. Chuck Hufstetler Appointed to the Georgia Commission on Men’s Health

ATLANTA (February 28, 2013) – Sen. Chuck Hufstetler (R-Rome) was recently appointed to serve on the Georgia Commission on Men’s Health (CMH) by the Senate Committee on Assignments.  The Commission is comprised of eleven members including healthcare professionals, legislators and Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield. (more…)

Sen. Jackson Leads Passage of Senate Bill 76 through the Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee

022613_LJacksonSB76closeupATLANTA (February 27, 2013) –Senator Lester Jackson (D-Savannah) recently led the passage of Senate Bill 76 out of the Senate Veterans Military and Homeland Security Committee.  The legislation would create the Returning Veterans Task Force within the State Department of Veterans Services.