Archive for November, 2016

Sen. Ed Harbison Honored by Columbus Technical College

COLUMBUS (November 14, 2016) | Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus) and Rep. John Yates (R – Griffin) were honored by Columbus Technical College with an appreciation award and a scholarship established in their names on Thursday, Nov. 10. Sen. Harbison and Rep. Yates both served as keynote speakers at the event to share their experiences during the Vietnam War and WWII, respectively. (more…)

Sen. Rick Jeffares Graduates from the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute

MCDONOUGH (November 14, 2016) |  Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – McDonough) has completed the Legislative Energy Horizon Institute’s course in energy policy. The Institute is a 60-hour energy immersion executive course with the University of Idaho. The course is designed to increase the knowledge of the energy infrastructure and delivery system to inform future energy policy decisions. With the 2016 class, over 200 policymakers have completed more than 12,000 hours of combined time to understand the complex world of energy. (more…)

Sen. Unterman Sworn in as a Member of the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council

unterman-councilATLANTA (November 10, 2016) | Sen. Renee Unterman (R– Buford) was sworn in as a member of the Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council this morning. (more…)

Sen. Ed Harbison Honors Fellow Veterans at Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame Induction

ATLANTA (November 8, 2016) | Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus) was chosen to present medals to 17 Georgia veterans and their families who were inducted into the Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Columbus, Georgia. Sen. Harbison was inducted to the Georgia Military Veterans’ Hall of Fame in 2014. (more…)

Sen. Larry Walker Commends State Board of Education for Eliminating End of Course Testing

ATLANTA (November 4, 2016) | Sen. Larry Walker (R- Perry) commends the State Board of Education for its decision to eliminate Georgia Milestones End-of-Course tests for students who receive post-secondary credit through dual enrollment, a recommendation made by State Superintendent Richard Woods. This decision follows the passage of Senate Bill 364, sponsored by Sen. Lindsey Tippins (R- Marietta), during the 2015 legislative session. (more…)