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Statement from House Speaker David Ralston Regarding House Majority Leader Jerry Keen’s Service to the State of Georgia

ATLANTA—Today House Speaker David Ralston released the following statement regarding the announcement that House Majority Leader Jerry Keen will retire from the Georgia General Assembly at the end of the 2009-2010 legislative term:

“I am saddened personally by Jerry Keen’s decision to retire from the House.  He is my friend and I will miss his wise counsel.  The House of Representatives, the House Republican Caucus and the Republican Party will greatly miss his leadership. His departure will leave a void which will be difficult to fill. I wish him and his wife, Alice, all the best in the future.”

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Rep. Jerry Keen Recognized by the Blue Key Honor Society

House Majority Leader receives Blue Key Service Award presented by the
UGA chapter of the Blue Key Honor Society

ATLANTA- Rep. Jerry Keen was recently awarded the Blue Key Service Award by the University of Georgia Chapter of the Blue Key Honor Society at the 2009 Tucker Dorsey awards banquet held October 2, 2009. The award is presented to individuals who have made a major contribution to the University, the state and nation.
“I am honored to be recognized by a prestigious organization like the Blue Key Honor Society and to join such an accomplished group of previous award winners,” said Rep. Keen. “An award like this is truly a once in a lifetime privilege.” (more…)

House of Representatives Overwhelmingly Passes the Georgia Statewide 20/20 Transportation Act

Statewide Improvement and Funding Act Clears the House by a Wide Majority

ATLANTA- Today the Georgia House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Georgia Statewide 20/20 Transportation Act. The measure now moves to the state Senate for consideration. (more…)

House Transportation Chairman Vance Smith Introduces Georgia 20/20 Statewide Transportation Act

Statewide Improvement and Funding Act to meet Georgia’s Transportation Needs

ATLANTA- Today House Transportation Committee Chairman Vance Smith, Jr. (R-Pine Mountain) introduced the Georgia 20/20 Statewide Transportation Act. The 20/20 Act offers a clear vision for the state’s transportation needs. It also puts accountability and transparency measures in place to ensure the revenues are dedicated to an approved transportation project list. If passed by the General Assembly, Georgians will vote in November 2010 to approve a ten year one percent statewide transportation sales tax that will expire at the end of year 2020. (more…)

Statement from House Majority Leader Jerry Keen on the Passage of the Homeowners Tax Relief Grant Protection Legislation

ATLANTA – Today House Majority Leader Jerry released the following statement upon the passage of the Homeowners Tax Relief Grant protection legislation by a 117-55 vote: (more…)