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Rick Jasperse State Representative District 11 Georgia

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REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (4/27/2020)

Let's have some Good news this week and something we can all agree on. For those attending a higher education institution like UGA, Dalton State, Kennesaw State, or any other state school, there will not be a tuition increase this year. Good news, students! It was good news to learn that the ...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (4/20/2020)

Everyone's lives have been turned on end; I have used this space to answer some of the questions I have been getting here at home. Please don't hesitate to call me at the house; I am glad to help you. I know there is a lot of talk amongst all of us about relaxing some of the emergency steps Gove...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (4/13/2020)

In most of our lives we have never been through anything like this. I am amazed at our friends and community members who are keeping our region moving and safe. I have recovered from my bout with possibly the virus thanks to Marcia's great care. It is hard to put yourself in someone's shoes, in doi...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (3/15/2020)

We are in week nine of the legislative session, which we knew would be one of the busiest weeks of the session with Cross-Over day in this week; but boy, did it even get busier with the coronavirus threat to our state becoming bigger each day we met. Cross-Over Day means it is the last day a piece ...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (3/8/2020)

We are in the eighth week of the 2020 legislative session. It was a busy week with the hallways crowded with folks for and against certain bills that were under consideration. Monday was the most crowded I had ever seen. Qualifying for the upcoming election year was starting, and the US Senate candi...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (2/18/2020)

We are in the fifth week of the 2020 legislative session. Last week, we voted on a legislative calendar to postpone meeting on the House floor in order to devote additional time to the state budgeting process. It was important that we take time to dig into the budget now with the budget writers and ...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (2/10/2020)

We enjoyed the snow on Saturday. I met with a constituent early Saturday morning, and as we were drinking our 2nd cup of coffee it was beginning to snow. By the time we drank our 4th, it was really coming down. By the time I got the milk and bread and went by the dry cleaners, the road to my house a...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (1/26/2020)

We are back in Atlanta working on the one thing we have to do by law: Pass a balanced budget. But being in Atlanta is always a cultural check for me. Drivers are rude and unsafe, walkers will walk out in front of you, you miss the smiling faces you see in everyday life, and everything takes 30 min...


New State School Board Member Appointed (1/20/2020)

Phenna Petty of Murray county was appointed to represent the 14th Congressional District on Jan 7th at the State Capitol by Governor Brian Kemp. I, along with my fellow Representatives Jason Ridley and Matt Barton, were so happy to nominate Mrs. Petty. We all know Phenna will represent the values an...


Page for a Day (1/20/2020)

During the busy days when we are in session at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta, young people from across our state have the opportunity to come to the Capitol and be a “Page for the Day.” It is an opportunity be a part of the legislative process. Pages deliver messages, letters, and legislative docu...


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