Archive for May, 2013

David Cook Selected to Serve as Secretary of the Georgia Senate

ATLANTA (May 30, 2013) – Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R – Duluth) today announced the appointment of David Cook as Secretary of the Senate. Cook will succeed the retiring Bob Ewing.  (more…)

Sen. Hardie Davis Presents Legislative Overview at May Pride and Progress Meeting

052913_DavisATLANTA (May 29, 2013) – Senator Hardie Davis presented a legislative overview at Pride and Progress of Augusta-Richmond County’s monthly meeting on May 28, 2013 at the University Medical Center South. Senator Davis provided insight and information regarding several important bills that were passed during the 2013 legislative session. (more…)

Senator Unterman Announces Results of 2011 Cognitive Impairment Report

20130529_9956ATLANTA (May 24, 2013) – Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford) held a joint press conference with members of the health care community at the State Capitol on Friday, May 24 to highlight recently released data from the 2011 Georgia Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System’s (BRFSS) Cognitive Impairment Report. This comprehensive study details the cognitive and behavioral risk factors associated with memory loss. (more…)

Sen. Albers Recognizes Fulton County School Board

albersATLANTA (May 21, 2013) – Sen. John Albers (R –Roswell) recently presented Senate Resolution 554 to members of the Fulton County School Board. This resolution recognizes Fulton County’s Charter School Status, which went into effect on July 1, 2012. (more…)

President Pro Tempore David Shafer Earns Perfect Score and A+ Rating from Georgia Chamber

ATLANTA (May 21, 2012) – Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R-Duluth) has received the highest ranking given by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce on its annual Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber’s legislative scorecard recognizes legislators that supported strong business initiatives during the 2013 legislative session.

“It is an honor to be recognized by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce,” said Sen. Shafer.  “I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common sense, pro-business laws that encourage growth and job creation in the private sector.”

Throughout the 2013 Georgia General Assembly session, legislators addressed a number of issues important to the state’s business community. Legislation enhancing Georgia’s competitiveness through education, economic development, business and industry, and judiciary reform were designated as scorecard issues by the Georgia Chamber Government Affairs Council and are included in this year’s legislative scorecard. Each legislator’s grade, given by the Georgia Chamber, reflects an assessment of his or her support for business community priorities.

“What is clear from this year’s scorecard is that lawmakers – both Democrat and Republican – are taking private-sector growth seriously. They realize how important these issues are to the state and to their constituents and that we must take action to encourage investment and job creation,” said Georgia Chamber President and CEO Chris Clark. “We are proud that there was such broad-based, bipartisan support for each of the scorecard bills. As a result, we will improve Georgia’s overall competitiveness and reputation as a state that is open for business. We commend Sen. Shafer for his dedication and commitment to the betterment of our state.”

The complete 2013 Georgia Chamber Scorecard may be viewed and downloaded here:

For Immediate Release:
May 21, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director