Bibb County Delegation Elects New Leaders, Adopt Rules at Biennium

ATLANTA (January 26, 2009) – The Macon-Bibb County legislative delegation decided its new leadership structure and elected its new chairman and vice-chairman at this morning’s 2009-2010 Biennium organizational meeting. Outgoing delegation chairman State Senator Cecil Staton (R-Macon) announced that State Representative David Lucas (D-Macon) was elected delegation chairman and Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) has been elected vice-chairman for 2009, then they will swap roles for 2010. Sen. Staton believes the new leadership structure will help ensure a collaborative effort going forward with the delegation’s current 4-4 party split. Continue reading “Bibb County Delegation Elects New Leaders, Adopt Rules at Biennium”

Sen. Douglas Appointed to Lead NCSL Military Task Force

ATLANTA– (January 26, 2009) State Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) has recently been appointed co-chairman to the newly-formed National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Military Sustainability Task Force. The purpose of the new task force is to examine and assist in military-community relations and create policy to improve the health and well-being of veterans.

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Georgia State Senator Calling for Greater Accountability in Federal “TARP to Nowhere” Funds

ATLANTA (January 26, 2009) – A leader in the Georgia State Legislature is speaking out with his disappointment of the Federal government’s lack of accountability and oversight with the release of the second half of the $700 billion in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds. Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta) is calling on Washington officials to be responsible, accountable and transparent with taxpayer dollars. Continue reading “Georgia State Senator Calling for Greater Accountability in Federal “TARP to Nowhere” Funds”