Archive for June, 2016

Sen. Vincent Fort: “I Will Continue to Push for MARTA Operation of Atlanta Streetcar”

ATLANTA (June 30, 2016) | Sen. Vincent Fort (D – Atlanta) released the following statement following today’s MARTA Oversight Committee meeting: (more…)

Sen. Shafer Commends Zack Leitz for The Backpack Project

ShaferATLANTA (June 28, 2016) | Senate President Pro Tempore David Shafer (R – Duluth) today commended Zack Leitz for his efforts to provide backpacks to the homeless through The Backpack Project. Zack started the nonprofit organization based in Athens, Georgia. (more…)

Sen. Albers’ Son Ryan Earns His Eagle Scout

Ryan Albers Eagle ScoutATLANTA (June 24, 2016) |  Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) is very proud to announce that his youngest son, Ryan Albers, achieved rank of Eagle Scout. (more…)

Georgia Arts Standards Commission Selection Committee Selects Sculptor for Martin Luther King Jr. Statue

ATLANTA (June 23, 2016) | Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus) was a member of the Georgia Arts Standards Commission Selection Committee tasked with selecting the sculptor who will erect a statue of Martin Luther King Jr. on Capitol grounds. After a thorough search, the Committee announced Martin C. Dawe as the projects’ sculptor. (more…)

Two Transit Awards Announced for Gwinnett County

ATLANTA (June 20, 2016) | On Wednesday, Governor Nathan Deal and State Road and Tollway Authority (SRTA) Executive Director Chris Tomlinson announced $75 million in state funding for 11 transit projects throughout the state. Funding will be administered through SRTA and the GO! Transit Capital Program. Two of these projects were awarded for Gwinnett County. (more…)