ATLANTA (January 21, 2009) — The Senate and House Appropriations Committees began their joint budget hearings today at the state Capitol, led by co-chairmen Senator Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) and Representative Ben Harbin (R-Evans). Lawmakers heard presentations on the Department of Revenue, Education, Natural Resources and the Judicial Branch.
ATLANTA (January 21, 2009) – State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) recently hosted Chaplain of the Day Dr. Tim Riordan of SonRise Baptist Church in Newnan at the state Capitol, where he delivered the morning devotion before the Senate began its daily business.
ATLANTA (January 15, 2009)— The Education and Youth Committee held a joint session today to outline this year’s goals to improve Georgia’s school systems. Georgia State Senator Dan Weber (R-Dunwoody) co-chaired the meeting and is prepared to support the committee in this session’s production of constructive legislation. Continue reading “Education and Youth Committee Convenes for Session Overview”
By Sen. Bill Heath
January 16, 2009
Beginning with Governor Sonny Perdue’s
State of the State Address this past Wednesday, our Legislative Session has plunged into the serious concerns affecting Georgians today. The most critical and widespread issue of the 2009 Legislative Session is our state government budget which will see one of its steepest drops in years. Our budget adjustments are a necessary evil that will, in turn, allow our legislation to focus on what is important and drop unnecessary and fruitless issues. An issue that I oppose, Senate Bill 12, is an example of such legislation.
By Sen. Cecil Staton
We enter the 2009 General Assembly facing unprecedented times in regards to our current state budget shortfall. Continue reading “From the Capitol . . .”