House Committee Gives Instructions to DeKalb Cityhood Proponents

ATLANTA—Today State Representatives Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven) and Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) met with Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker cityhood proponents to discuss directions issued by House Governmental Affairs Committee Chairwoman Amy Carter (R-Valdosta) for DeKalb County cityhood boundary line proposals. The House Governmental Affairs Committee oversees legislation in the Georgia House of Representatives involving the creation [...]

Medical Cannabis Study Committee to Hold First Meeting

ATLANTA – The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgia State Capitol.

Rep. Lynne Riley Receives “Champion of Georgia’s Cities” Award

ATLANTA – State Representative Lynne Riley (R-Johns Creek) recently received the 2014 “Champion of Georgia’s Cities” award from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The award, given at the end of every two-year legislative term to state legislators who actively support major GMA initiatives and goals, was presented at the Johns Creek council meeting on [...]

Rep. Lynn Smith Named Vice Chair of SLC Energy and Environment Committee

ATLANTA – State Representative Lynn Smith (R-Newnan) was recently elected Vice Chair to the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) Energy and Environment Committee. Rep. Smith was elected by the Committee at SLC’s 68th Annual Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rep. Mark Hamilton Receives Perfect Voting Record Score from NFIB

ATLANTA — State Representative Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming) was recently recognized by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) for earning a 100 percent score for his support of small businesses. This score serves as an evaluation of his voting record on key issues during the 2013-2014 legislative term. In addition to receiving a perfect [...]