Archive for January, 2010

House Speaker David Ralston Names Spiro Amburn Chief of Staff

ATLANTA- House Speaker David Ralston today announced Spiro Amburn as Chief of Staff to the Office of the Speaker. Amburn previously served as legislative affairs director for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice. (more…)

House Speaker David Ralston Names Rep. Len Walker Chairman of the Higher Education Committee

ATLANTA- Representative Len Walker (R-Loganville) has been named chairman of the House Higher Education Committee. House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) made the announcement during the first week of the legislative session. (more…)

Jobs, Opportunity and Business Success Act of 2010

Create…Expand…Attract

ATLANTA— Today State Representative Tom Graves (R-Ranger) announced that Georgia is open for business with the introduction of the Jobs, Opportunity, and Business Success Act of 2010 (JOBS Act of 2010). This legislation is designed to stimulate the state’s economy by providing tax credits, cuts and incentives to create, expand and attract new businesses in Georgia. (more…)

Rep. Rick Austin’s Hard Work Pays Dividends for Habersham and White Counties

ATLANTA — After being passed in near record time, freshman Representative Rick Austin’s (R- Demorest) House Bill 181 has started paying dividends for Habersham and White Counties. The legislation, which calls for all unidentifiable sales and use tax proceeds to be returned to their county of origin, resulted in $50,455.85 being returned to Habersham County and $31,236.11 being returned to White County. (more…)

House Speaker David Ralston Appoints Rep. Steve Davis to the House Appropriations Committee

ATLANTA- Representative Steve Davis (R- McDonough) has been named to the House Appropriations Committee. House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) made the announcement during the first week of the legislative session. (more…)