Coalition Promotes Pearl of Wisdom As Worldwide Symbol of Cervical Cancer Prevention
ATLANTA (January 29, 2009) – Marking Cervical Cancer Awareness Month in January, Georgia women legislators have joined a coalition of women’s health and advocacy organizations in the United States and Europe in a new, united effort to prevent cervical cancer worldwide.
ATLANTA (January 29, 2009) – Sen. Jeff Chapman (R-Brunswick) has recently offered a means of accomplishing the renovation of the Jekyll Island State Park Authority without costing tax payers an estimated $100 million.
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.