Archive for January, 2012

Representatives Oliver and Parent Introduce Municipalization Legislation

ATLANTA— State Representatives Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) and Elena Parent (D-Chamblee) announced today the introduction of House Bill 830, legislation that would help the General Assembly and Georgia voters assess the financial viability of proposed municipalities. (more…)

Representative Pruett Seeks Funds to Restore Lake at Little Ocmulgee State Park

ATLANTA – State Representative Jimmy Pruett (R-Eastman), a member of the House Budget Committee and the secretary of the Game, Fish, & Parks Committee, is currently seeking funds to restore the lake at Little Ocmulgee State Park in Helena, Ga. The 265 acre lake has incurred an overgrowth of aquatic vegetation, making it less attractive for tourists. (more…)

Rep. Emory Dunahoo Visited by Deaton Creek Constituents

ATLANTA – State Representative Emory Dunahoo, Jr. (R-Gainesville) was visited today by a group of constituents from the Village in Deaton Creek, a community in southeast Hall County. The group of 22 made an educational trip to the Georgia State Capitol so that they could meet their new state representative and governor. (more…)

Rep. Atwood Introduces Legislation to Reform SPLOST

ATLANTA – State Representative Alex Atwood (R-St. Simons) announced today the introduction of House Bill 814, a SPLOST reform bill that would increase public oversight of Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax (SPLOST) funds and the voter approved projects those funds support. Under the new bill, state courts and the Attorney General would have the power to enforce these requirements. (more…)

House Speaker David Ralston Charges Small Business Committee with Red Tape Watch Initiative

ATLANTA—House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) today met with the Special Committee on Small Business Development and Job Creation and charged it with reviewing and evaluating Georgia’s regulatory environment. This effort, called Red Tape Watch, will be carried out throughout the 2012 legislative session. (more…)