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”
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.
Senate Bill 1 Would put Georgia State Government on a Zero Based Budget
ATLANTA (January 26, 2009) – Senator David Shafer (R-Duluth) today presented Senate Bill 1, the “Waste Reduction Act,” which will implement a system of zero-based budgeting for state government.
ATLANTA (January 26, 2009)—Senator Jim Butterworth (R-Cornelia) was recently named the first of the Top 10 Next Generation Leaders by the Norton Native Intelligence Report.
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”