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.
We returned to the Gold Dome on Monday, March 12, to begin our 31st legislative day of the 2012 session. With “Crossover Day” (Day 30) behind us, bills passed by the State Senate have now “crossed over” for consideration in the House. This means that we will spend the last 10 legislative days of t
Monday, February 27th, 2012, marked the beginning of the eighth legislative week of the 2012 session. With “Crossover Day” - the 30th and final legislative day that most House bills have to pass the House and make their way to the Senate - scheduled for Wednesday, March 7th, we will put in some of
The pace has picked up at the Capitol. Lots of meetings and votes took place in both the House and Senate in preparation for Cross-over Day, Day 30 of 40. Cross-over Day is the day when a bill has to pass the House and go to the Senate and visa versa. Proposed legislation dies that is not voted o
WEEK 5: Monday, Feb. 6, marked the 15th Legislative Day of the Regular Session of the Georgia General Assembly. Before we went to the Debate Calendar, I had the privilege to take the Speaker’s podium to recognize the 4-H Clubs of Georgia and the 2011-2012 4-H Leadership Team. I had the opportunity
We are into February, and lots of discussion and debate are occurring at your Capitol. Education debate took second place to our work on the Amended 2012 Budget. I hope you don't mind my writing about the budget so much, but it is the most important thing we do every year. I want to communicate the
We returned to the House chamber on Monday, January 23, to begin our third legislative week of the 2012 session. In our first week, we heard Governor Deal deliver his State of the State Address, and last week we began working on the state budget by hearing from the leaders of our state agencies.
During our first week in the 2012 session we started the day as we always do with the Pastor of the day. On Wednesday our own Pastor Max Caylor was the pastor of the day. He did an outstanding job bringing our focus on why we were there and how service to our communities is important. The prayer Max
The first legislative day of the 2012 regular session of the 151st General Assembly of Georgia began on Monday, Jan. 9, 2012, when Speaker David Ralston hammered his gavel. After the morning devotional and Pledge to the flag, bills were read for the first time by Robby Rivers, Clerk of the Georgia H
We ended the legislative session a few weeks ago and I am sorry I haven’t done a review of what was accomplished and what was not accomplished during the 40 days we meet at the capitol. I will be spending the next few weeks reviewing the top 15 bills that will have the most effect on Georgians and a