ATLANTA (February 3, 2009) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers has introduced a bill to amend the Homestead Exemption Act doubling state-wide homestead exemption. This comes on the heels of Governor Perdue’s attempt to remove the Homeowner Tax Relief Grants (HTRG) for 2009.
ATLANTA (February 3, 2009) — State Sen. John Bulloch (R-Ochlocknee) is launching a bill to impose stricter guidelines on food testing for processing plants in response to the nationwide salmonella outbreak that was linked to a South Georgia peanut butter plant in Blakely, GA. Senate Bill 80, the Food Safety Testing, Reporting & Record Keeping bill, dropped this week.
ATLANTA (February 2, 2009) – State Senator Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) today introduced a voucher bill that provides parents with universal public and private school choice that will improve education in Georgia and will prepare our workforce for the global economy.
By Sen. Bill Heath
ATLANTA (January 30, 2009)—This week saw the Legislature productively proposing and passing on vital pieces of legislation including Senate Bill 39, Senate Resolution 49, and House Resolution 1 while actively working together to balance the state budget.
ATLANTA (February 2, 2009) – A leading Georgia State Senator has ensured that any transportation special-purpose local-option sales tax (T-SPLOST) project could not be later nullified by bureaucrats. Georgia State Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta), a member of the Senate Transportation Committee, successfully introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 39, the T-SPLOST bill, which would ensure the Georgia Regional Transportation Authority (GRTA) will not have any discretion to review or approve transportation projects funded by the T-SPLOST. Senator Hill wants to insure Georgians that should they choose to fund road projects through a T-SPLOST then those projects would be developed. Continue reading “State Senator Judson Hill authors Key Amendment to Protect T-SPLOST Bill”