Archive for January, 2016

Financial Accountability: A Top Priority for the Georgia General Assembly

By: Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga)

One of the most challenging tasks the Georgia General Assembly takes on each year is sorting through the state’s finances. Unlike legislation, the budget isn’t something can be carried over to the next legislative year. The State of Georgia is required to not only produce a balanced budget for each upcoming fiscal year, but to also revise the current fiscal year budget in order to account for unexpected expenses and fluctuating revenues. It is a priority for both the House and Senate to set a reasonable, fiscally responsible budget that provides for our great state and its people. (more…)

Sen. Greg Kirk Introduces the First Amendment Defense Act of Georgia

ATLANTA (January 21, 2016) | Today, Sen. Greg Kirk (R – Americus) presented the First Amendment Defense Act of Georgia, a bill designed to protect Georgians from discrimination for believing in the traditional definition of marriage. This bill is modeled after legislation sponsored by Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue in the United States Senate. (more…)

Sen. Ed Harbison Presented with Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Award

ATLANTA (January 21, 2016) | Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus) was honored with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Award by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity on January 18, 2016. (more…)

Sen. William Ligon Introduces Georgia Townships Act

ATLANTA (January 20, 2016)  |  Sen. William Ligon (R – Brunswick) Wednesday introduced Senate Bill 272 and its supporting constitutional amendment, Senate Resolution 724, to provide unincorporated areas of Georgia the opportunity to create a township. (more…)

Sen. Judson Hill to Introduce Tax Relief Act of 2016

ATLANTA (January 19, 2016) | Sen. Judson Hill (R – Marietta) intends to file legislation reducing taxes for the people of Georgia. (more…)