“The Governor’s address reiterates the importance of building a stronger Georgia by creating a leaner, more efficient government. Like many Georgia families and small businesses, we must make tough decisions in order to balance our checkbook. I am committed to working with both the Governor and the House to do what is best for Georgians in these tough economic times.”
Sen. Tommie Williams (R-Lyons)
Senate President Pro Tempore
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ATLANTA (January 15, 2009) – State Senator Gail Buckner (D-Jonesboro) began her first term Monday as a state senator in the Georgia General Assembly, where she was appointed by Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle to the Interstate Cooperation, State Institutions and Property, Economic Development, Education and Youth, Urban Affairs and Government Oversight committees.
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ATLANTA (January 13, 2009) – State Sen. Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) was sworn in as Senate Majority Leader Monday on the first day of the 2009 Georgia General Assembly.
“It is an honor and privilege that my colleagues have entrusted me to serve as majority leader during this crucial stage in Georgia history,” said Sen. Rogers. “We as a legislative body have an enormous responsibility to the taxpayers and remember not to advance our own political interests; rather remember that we work for the individual citizens and we are here to represent their best interests.” Continue reading “Sen. Chip Rogers Sworn In as Senate Majority Leader”
ATLANTA (January 13, 2009) – State Sen. Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Georgians by Georgia Trend, a popular business and political magazine. Sen. Mullis was also re-appointed by Lt. Governor Cagle as chairman of the Transportation Committee for the 2009 Legislative Session.
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ATLANTA – (January 13, 2009) State Senator Preston Smith (R-Rome) has been reappointed by Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle to chair the Senate Judiciary Committee, a position he has held since 2005. The Lt. Governor also granted Sen. Smith’s request to serve on the powerful Rules Committee for the 2009-2010 legislative term. The Rules Committee is responsible for determining which bills will be scheduled for a vote by the full Senate.
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