ATLANTA (January 12, 2009) – State Sen. Tommie Williams (R-Lyons) was elected Senate president pro tempore today on the first day of the 2009 session of the Georgia General Assembly.
ATLANTA (January 9, 2009) –Sen. Jeff Chapman (R-Brunswick) was appointed to vice-chairman of the Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle for the 2008-2009 term of the Georgia General Assembly. Sen. Chapman will also continue to serve as the secretary of the Senate Public Safety Committee.
ATLANTA (January 9, 2009) – State Sen. John Douglas (R-Social Circle) was re-appointed Senate Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee Chairman for the 2009-10 sessions of the Georgia General Assembly by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. The committee exists to maintain Senate oversight for veterans’ services, National Guard activities and homeland security efforts in Georgia.
Atlanta (January 9, 2009)— State Senator Lee Hawkins has been appointed by Lieutenant Governor Casey Cagle as the new chairman of State and Local Government Operations for the 2009 Legislative Session.
By Sen. Chip Pearson
ATLANTA (January 9, 2009) – The 2009 legislative session has begun and is shaping up to be a crucial time for Georgia as the legislature determines how to best carry the state through these difficult economic times. The local media has been saturated with stories on the critical issues facing our state, including the budget, our economy, and the transportation system.