ATLANTA– (January 26, 2009) State Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) has recently been appointed co-chairman to the newly-formed National Conference of State Legislators (NCSL) Military Sustainability Task Force. The purpose of the new task force is to examine and assist in military-community relations and create policy to improve the health and well-being of veterans.
Senate Bill 1 Would put Georgia State Government on a Zero Based Budget
ATLANTA (January 26, 2009) – Senator David Shafer (R-Duluth) today presented Senate Bill 1, the “Waste Reduction Act,” which will implement a system of zero-based budgeting for state government.
ATLANTA (January 26, 2009)—Senator Jim Butterworth (R-Cornelia) was recently named the first of the Top 10 Next Generation Leaders by the Norton Native Intelligence Report.
ATLANTA (January 26, 2009) – A leader in the Georgia State Legislature is speaking out with his disappointment of the Federal government’s lack of accountability and oversight with the release of the second half of the $700 billion in the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) funds. Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta) is calling on Washington officials to be responsible, accountable and transparent with taxpayer dollars. Continue reading “Georgia State Senator Calling for Greater Accountability in Federal “TARP to Nowhere” Funds”
By: Sen. Cecil Staton
ATLANTA (January 23, 2009) – The joint House and Senate Appropriations Committee met this week to oversee the annual budget hearings that started Wednesday at the State Capitol. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee I spent these last three days meeting with fellow legislators and state agency directors from across the state as we begin the challenging process of cutting $2.2 billion dollars from our 2009 budget. Over the course of this legislative session, I and my fellow committee members will be charged with making certainly difficult choices that will affect our community and state as a whole. Continue reading “From The Capitol…”