Sen. Harbison Urges Congressional Delegation to Fund Statewide First Responder System

ATLANTA (Feb. 26, 2009) – State Sen. Ed Harbison (D-Columbus) is requesting that the Georgia Congressional Delegation use a portion of the funds from President Barack Obama’s stimulus bill to assist with the creation and operation of a statewide first responder building mapping information system. The statewide system was established through Senate Bill 33, which passed in the Georgia General Assembly in 2008. Through the implementation of the system, state and local governments would be better prepared to respond to disasters, criminal behavior and acts of terrorism.

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Sen. Johnson’s Universal Voucher Bill to Improve Education Passes Committee

ATLANTA (February 25, 2009)—Sen. Eric Johnson’s (R-Savannah) voucher bill that provides parents with public and private school choice passed through the Education and Youth Committee meeting this afternoon. The legislation will improve education in Georgia and will prepare our workforce for the global economy.

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Transforming Transportation Investment Act Passes in Committee

ATLANTA (Feb. 25, 2009) – The Transforming Transportation Investment Act passed out of the Transportation Committee today with an 8-3 vote. President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams (R-Lyons) is leading the effort in the Senate for a new transportation governance structure that is responsive to the needs of Georgia’s citizens.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Sen. Jim Butterworth
Sen. Jim Butterworth

By Sen. Jim Butterworth
ATLANTA (February 24, 2009) – It took many months for economists to publicly admit that our economy was in a recession. When these “experts” finally decided to admit the obvious, the rest of us had realized the fact long before. So now that we know the truth, we can move on to the larger question about our economy: When will we get out of this?

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South Georgia at the State Capitol

By State Sen. Greg Goggans

Sen. Greg Goggans
Sen. Greg Goggans

ATLANTA (February 20, 2009) – This week was a great week for Georgia homeowners, small businesses, and citizens alike here at the General Assembly. As me move into the second half of the 2009 Session, I am proud to report solid measures that I am sponsoring and supporting are making their way through the legislative process and hopefully will bring much needed job creation, homeowner tax relief, and a funded trauma care network. Continue reading “South Georgia at the State Capitol”