We returned to the Gold Dome on Monday, March 11, to begin our 31st legislative day of the 2012 session. With day 30, known as “Crossover Day,” behind us, bills passed by the state Senate have now “crossed over” for consideration by the House. This means that we will spend the last 10 legislative
It was a busy week at the Capitol with “Crossover Day” on Thursday, March 7, with over 40 measures on that day alone. Crossover Day refers to a Senate Rule that says the Senate will only consider measures that have passed the House no later than the 30th Legislative day. Fortunately we had a day off
Friday, March 1, 2013, marked the 27th legislative day of the 2013 legislative session. Now that we’re almost three quarters through session, the House is considering more legislation than at any other time this session. We spend longer days at the Capitol and vote on more legislation. Some of the b
Friday, February 22, 2013 marked the 22nd legislative day, which puts us more than half way through the 2013 legislative session. This week continued our deliberations on the 2014 Budget. I am on the sub-committee that looks at K-12 education; very important work. I recognized FFA members in the Hou
It was a busy week for visitors at our Capitol. We had Leadership groups from both Murray and Pickens Counties at the Gold Dome to meet with us and to have some special speakers talk to them. We had a good time talking with our folks. The Boards of Amicalola EMC and North GA EMC, Jack Dunn and Pharm
This first full week of February at our Capitol was a busy one. I have never seen the building so full of folks from around the State. Visiting this week were Firefighters, County Commissioners, CASA representatives, Credit Unions, The Statesboro Chamber of Commerce, Ga Agribusinesses, Ga State Uni
Your legislature is in full swing now. During the last week the members of the Legislature have been getting settled with their new Office and Committee Assignments. We have been having organizational meetings of our committees, which traditionally include an introduction of members, the chairman’s
The 2013 Legislative session began last week on Jan 14. Clerk Robbie Rivers called us to order and Rev. Carl D. Johnson gave our first prayer of the session. Judge Roger Lane administered the Oath Of Office; my wife Marcia was with me, and we used a well-worn Bible my Dad gave us in the ceremony.
I am announcing that I will seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives District 11. I currently represent District 12, which includes parts of Bartow and Gordon counties and all of Pickens County. The newly configured House District 11 covers parts of Gordon and Murray counties and all
On Monday, March 19th, we returned to the Gold Dome to begin our 34th of 40 legislative day of the 2012 session. As the end of session draws near, we worked long hours this week to ensure the passage of vital legislation that will reform both our state’s tax code and criminal justice system.
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