Sen. Charlie Bethel Files Interstate Power Compact Legislation

ATLANTA (February 2, 2016) | Sen. Charlie Bethel (R – Dalton) has filed legislation that would enter the state of Georgia in the Interstate Power Compact upon legislative approval. The Interstate Power Compact seeks to increase state autonomy over environmental protections and provide more affordable access to reliable sources of electricity. Senate Bill 311 has been assigned to the Senate Natural Resources and Environment Committee. Continue reading “Sen. Charlie Bethel Files Interstate Power Compact Legislation”

$1 Million in Block Grants Coming to Senate District 31

ATLANTA (September 18, 2015)  |  Earlier this month, Gov. Nathan Deal announced the recipients of Georgia’s Community Development Block Grants Program. Between awards to the City of Cedartown and Haralson County, $1 million of those funds will be coming to Senate District 31. The $500,000 award to Cedartown will go towards Sewer Improvements while Haralson County will use its funds on Water Improvements. Continue reading “$1 Million in Block Grants Coming to Senate District 31”

Senate Passes Bill Proposing Amendment to Prevent Legislature from Collecting Ad Valorem Taxes

ATLANTA (March 3, 2014)  |  Senate Resolution 783, sponsored by Sen. Bill Heath (R-Bremen), passed the Georgia State Senate today by a vote of 38 to 13. This legislation would propose an amendment to the Georgia Constitution to prevent the Georgia General Assembly from re-enacting future ad valorem taxes. Continue reading “Senate Passes Bill Proposing Amendment to Prevent Legislature from Collecting Ad Valorem Taxes”