Archive for October, 2009

Rep. Pruett Honored as Environmental Leader

ATLANTA – The Georgia Conservation Voters (GCV) presented state Representative Jimmy Pruett (R- Eastman) with its “Environmental Leadership Award.” The award was given to Rep. Pruett in recognition of his pro-conservation actions while serving in the General Assembly. (more…)

Representative Smith Appointed Vice-Chair of NCSL Committee

ATLANTA – Georgia State Representative Lynn Smith (R- Newnan) has been reappointed as the Vice-Chair of the Environment Committee for the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL). This will be her third term in the position, after first being appointed for the 2008 session, then again for the 2009 session. (more…)

Rep. Marin Attends Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration at White House

ATLANTA – State Representative Pedro Marin (D- Duluth), on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, attended the first Hispanic Heritage Month celebration hosted by President Barack Obama at the White House. Latino leaders from throughout the United States, including the first Latino United States Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, enjoyed a private reception and outdoor concert hosted by George Lopez, Eva Longoria-Parker and Jimmy Smits. (more…)

Morgan Travels to Capitol Hill to Get Answers

Meets with Government Officials to Discuss Flood Recovery

ATLANTA – State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell) continued her efforts to assist with the north Georgia flood recovery last week by traveling to Washington, DC to meet with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Homeland Security, and senior congressional representatives to discuss the severe flooding that ravaged the Austell area and other parts of North Georgia. (more…)

REP. LEVITAS TO FILE BILL TO BOLSTER FOOD SAFETY IN GEORGIA

ATLANTA – State Representative Kevin Levitas (D- Atlanta) will pre-file legislation next week to put more teeth into Georgia’s Food Safety laws for the protection of consumers. Rep. Levitas co-chairs the House Subcommittee on Consumer Protection Investigation and Oversight and said that hours of Subcommittee testimony from a number of witnesses has convinced him of the need for the bill. (more…)