Archive for June, 2014

Economists Endorse Sen. David Shafer’s Constitutional Amendment to Prevent Increase in Maximum State Income Tax Rate

ATLANTA (June 10, 2014)  |  A group of 17 leading Georgia economists, including two past presidents of the Southern Economic Association, today released the following statement: (more…)

Sen. Brandon Beach Receives Legislator of the Year Award from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters

ATLANTA (June 9, 2014) | Senator Brandon Beach (R- Alpharetta) received the Legislator of the Year award from the Georgia Association of Broadcasters (GAB) on Friday, June 6, in Atlanta.  (more…)

Sen. Burt Jones Announces District 25 Counties Receiving Forestland Protection Act Grant Reimbursements

ATLANTA (June 9, 2014) | During the legislative session, Governor Nathan Deal announced plans for the Amended Fiscal Year 2014 budget to incorporate $25.6 million for Forestland Protection Grant reimbursements including $14.5 for school systems.  (more…)

Sen. Fran Millar Named Georgia Chamber’s “Legislator of the Year”

ATLANTA (June 6, 2014) | The Georgia Chamber has named Sen. Fran Millar (R-Atlanta) as the recipient of the organization’s annual “Legislator of the Year” award for his service to the Georgia State Senate. Sen. Millar is a strong advocate for Georgia’s business community and has earned an A+ rating on the last three Georgia Chamber legislative scorecards.

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Sen. Vincent Fort to Call on US Attorney to Investigate SWAT Raid that Left Infant Severely Injured

Phonesavanh Family Attorney Mawuli Davis and Others will Join Sen. Fort

ATLANTA (June 3, 2014)  |  Sen. Vincent Fort (D- Atlanta) will join Mawuli Davis, the Phonesavanh family attorney of the injured infant, TODAY, June 3, 2014 at 2 p.m.  to deliver a letter to the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Sally Yates. He will also be joined by community activists as he calls for an investigation into the no-knock warrant raid that left a 19-month old boy severely injured by a SWAT grenade. (more…)