Archive for December, 2010

U.S. Senate votes to ratify New START

By State Representative Dee Dawkins-Haigler (D-Lithonia)

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As a legislator, mother, and wife of a Major recently deployed to Afghanistan, national security is always on my mind. (more…)

Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians to Meet on January 5th in Atlanta

MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Lindsey Thompson
Wednesday, December 29, 2010 (404) 656-3996
lindsey.thompson@house.ga.gov

Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians to Meet on January 5th in Atlanta

ATLANTA- The Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians will meet on Wednesday, January 5th at 1:00 PM in the Floyd Room of the Sloppy Floyd Building in Atlanta, Georgia.

Who: Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians

What: Tax Council Meeting

When: Wednesday, January 5, 2011

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Where: Floyd Room

20th floor of the West Tower in the

Sloppy Floyd Building

200 Piedmont Avenue

Atlanta, Georgia 30334

Directions: http://gba.georgia.gov/00/channel_title/0,2094,59377335_73932487,00.html

Members of the Press planning to attend this meeting are asked to please RSVP to Lindsey Thompson (lindsey.thompson@house.ga.gov) by 1:00 PM Tuesday, January 4th so that we can ensure there is adequate space.

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Statement from Rep. Kip Smith Regarding the Prescribed Burn in FDR State Park

ATLANTA— State Representative Kip Smith (R-Columbus) today issued the following statement regarding the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ decision not to have a prescribed burn in FDR state park:
“I am encouraged by the statement from the Department of Natural Resources in regards to the burn at FDR Park. While I feel like they are listening to the citizens of our district, I will continue to monitor the situation.”

* Editor’s Note: a copy of the letter from Todd Holbrook, Deputy Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, announcing the decision not to have a controlled burn is attached for your convenience.*

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Representative Kip Smith represents the citizens of District 129, which includes portions of Harris, Muscogee, and Troup counties. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2008, and currently serves on the Education, Economic Development and Tourism, Industrial Relations, and Natural Resources and Environment committees.

Rep. Mike Cheokas Joins the House Republican Caucus

ATLANTA – State Representative Mike Cheokas of Americus today announced that he is joining the House Republican Caucus and resigning from the House Democratic Caucus. (more…)

Rep. Amy Carter to Become Governor’s Floor Leader

ATLANTA— State Representative Amy Carter (R-Valdosta) today issued the following statement regarding her appointment as one of Governor-Elect Nathan Deal’s Floor Leaders in the Georgia House of Representatives: (more…)