Guest Editorial: Childhood Obesity Epidemic Poses Threat to Future Georgians

By State Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta)
(618 words)
Today, more than 23 million children and adolescents in the United States are overweight or obese and could be on track to live shorter lives than their parents. Recently in Georgia, the University of Georgia (UGA) described our state as being “at great risk for the disease.” A [...]

House Transportation Chairman Jay Roberts Introduces Transportation Funding Act of 2015

Provides more than $1 billion in new transportation funding with no state tax increase

Rep. Erica Thomas Comments on Google Fiber Expansion

ATLANTA – State Representative Erica Thomas (D-Austell) today commented on the announcement that Google Fiber will be expanding its high-speed internet service to the metro Atlanta area:

Rep. Valencia Stovall Assigned to Education Committee for 2015-2016 Legislative Term

ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments recently appointed State Representative Valencia Stovall (D-Lake City) to the Education Committee. Rep Stovall will also serve as a member of the Code Revision, Interstate Cooperation and Small Business Development committees.

Rep. Karen Bennett Celebrates Physical Therapy Day at the State Capitol

ATLANTA – State Representative Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain) welcomed the Physical Therapy Association of Georgia (PTAG) to the State Capitol on Wednesday, January 21, 2015