ATLANTA (January 29, 2009) – State Sen. Kasim Reed (D-Atlanta) is proposing an initiative to fund public safety and help fight crime in the City of Atlanta. A referendum, giving the citizens of Atlanta a choice to levy a 1 mill property tax dedicated solely to funding police and fire officer salaries was announced today. Senators Nan Orrok (D-Atlanta), Vincent Fort (D-Atlanta), and Horacena Tate (D-Atlanta) are co-sponsors of the legislation.
ATLANTA (January 29, 2009) – State Senator Eric Johnson (R-Savannah) has introduced legislation defending Georgia workers’ ability to vote by secret ballot in union organizing elections. Johnson proposed a state constitutional amendment to protect Georgians from a national attempt to end the use of the secret ballot called The Employee Free Choice Act (EFCA). Sen. Johnson filed his constitutional amendment today, which secures the right to a secret ballot for nearly all elections, including those for union representation.
ATLANTA (January 26, 2009)—Senator Bill Heath (R- Bremen) joined over 135 agriculture legislators at the 8th Annual Legislative Ag Chairs Meeting in San Diego, CA from Jan 23-25, 2009. Sen. Heath has recently been honored with his election to vice-president of this organization. The invitation only event is the premier opportunity for agriculture legislators from around the US, Canada, and Mexico to meet and discuss the challenges and opportunities facing agriculture.
State Leaders speak out to raise awareness of new local effort to crack down on rampant criminal problem
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EAST POINT (January 27, 2009). – Georgia General Assembly leaders banned together today to crack down on rampant metal thefts around the state and in hopes of calling attention to this nation-wide issue. State Senator Jack Murphy (R-Cumming), chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee, announced the formation of the Stop Metal Theft Task Force to combat the rising problem of recycled metals being stolen from homes, cars and even graveyards. Continue reading “Stop Metal Theft Task Force created to Combat Rising Tide of Metal Theft”
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”