ATLANTA (Feb. 11, 2009) – Today the Senate took great strides in saving taxpayers and Georgia Power customers significant money by passing the Georgia Nuclear Energy Financing Act, Senate Bill 31. The bill allows recovering of financing costs during the construction of two nuclear power generators rather than have the financing costs compounded at the end of the project. Sen. Don Balfour, chairman of the Rules Committee, sponsored the bill.
ATLANTA (Feb. 11, 2009) – State Senator David Adelman wants Georgia to be in a strong position to take advantage of the more than $70 billion dollars for renewable energy initiatives in the federal economic stimulus plan. To meet this objective, Senator Adelman today introduced a renewable energy bill requiring electric service providers to gradually increase the amount of renewable and recoverable energy generation in their portfolios. Renewable energy sources include biomass, solar and wind energy, geothermal, and hydrogen. Continue reading “Adelman Introduces Renewable Energy Bill”
By: Sen. Bill Hamrick
ATLANTA (Feb. 9, 2009) – Last week, I introduced Senate Bill 57, which reforms the Georgia Fair Lending Act (GFLA). As Georgia continues to set record foreclosures, I am reaching out to homeowners, renters and lenders to make a positive difference. Georgia needs to protect its homeowners and tenants in the event of foreclosures. It also needs to prevent unscrupulous mortgage brokers from encouraging their clients to take on loans with higher interest rates than they really qualify for.
By: Sen. Don Thomas
ATLANTA (February 9, 2009) – Georgia is now the only state to specifically exempt adults from required seatbelt use in pick-up trucks despite the fact that more traumatic injuries and deaths from automobile accidents occur each year from people failing to wear them. In Georgia alone, 67.4 percent of occupants who died in a pick-up related accidents were not wearing safety belts.
ATLANTA (February 6, 2009) – State Senator Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) is leading the way for Georgia to establish a state-of-the-art, magnetic levitation rail system connecting Chattanooga to Atlanta.