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Rick Jasperse State Representative District 11 Georgia

Report From The Capitol

REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (1/11/2016)

The Legislative session will be underway when you read this. I thought you might like to see the top issues and the variety of issues that will or could be addressed this year. It would be easy to say to expect fireworks at the Capitol. This session may see a new fireworks bill. Last year, ...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (3/30/2015)

We returned to the Gold Dome on Monday, March 23, 2015, to resume business at the State Capitol. We convened on the House floor every day to continue voting on bills that have been passed through the committee process. We met on many days starting at 7:30 for committee meetings and meeting with cons...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL (3/23/2015)

Last Friday, we reached day 30 of the 2015 legislative session. Each year the 30th legislative day marks a crucial deadline for the Georgia General Assembly. This date, which is also known as “Crossover Day,” is the final chance for bills to pass the legislative chamber from which they origina...


Report from the Capitol With Representative Rick Jasperse (3/9/2015)

Sorry, I haven’t been as good a teller of what we have been doing in Atlanta. I have been writing and typing with my left hand only, due to the shoulder surgery, but I am about to get shed of the sling and can use this arm again. I have surely appreciated that my wife Marcia has been with me for th...


Report from the Capitol with Representative Rick Jasperse (2/9/2015)

The legislature is in high speed starting our 4th week. Legislators are writing bills and entering them daily, and the respective committees are hearing about those bills. The budget hearings are going on now, too, and there is lots of work to be done on that big project. I must apologize that...


Seeking Re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives District 11 (3/4/2014)

I am announcing that I will seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives District 11. House District 11 covers parts of Gordon and Murray counties and all of Pickens. ??It has been a tremendous honor and privilege for me to represent the people of House District 11. I have enjoyed gettin...


Notes from the Capitol With Representative Rick Jasperse (3/3/2014)

The seventh week of the 2014 legislative session began on Monday, February 24, 2014. I have to tell you I was absent from the legislature this past week as I needed to be by my critically- ill Dad. He has improved a bit but has a long way to go. I do appreciate the prayers and calls of encouragemen...


Notes from the Capitol With Representative Rick Jasperse (2/10/2014)

On Monday, February 3, 2014, we returned to the Gold Dome for day 14. With the 2014 legislative session heating up, we had a very busy and productive week. Dozens of committees and subcommittees met to review proposed legislation, and my colleagues and I met on the House floor every day to vote on...


Notes from the Capitol by State Representative Rick Jasperse (1/24/2014)

The General Assembly’s most crucial responsibility each session is to pass two balanced state budgets: an amended budget for the current fiscal year and a full budget for the following fiscal year. Last year I was appointed to the Appropriations Committee that works on Pre-K through 12 spending. I ...


REPORT FROM THE CAPITOL - PAGE DAY (1/13/2014)

During the busy days when we are in session, young people from across our state have the opportunity to come to the Capitol and be a “Page for the Day.” It is a chance to be on the House Floor and be a part of the legislative process. Pages deliver messages, letters, and legislative documents during...


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