Archive for March, 2012

Rep. Carson’s De-Regulation Bill Passed Overwhelmingly by General Assembly

ATLANTA – State Representative John Carson (R-Marietta) commented today on the General Assembly’s passage of House Bill 1089, which was overwhelmingly approved by the state Senate yesterday after previously passing the state House by a vote of 150 – 18. (more…)

Rep. Randy Nix Keeps Promise, Scrap Tires to be Recycled into Rubberized Asphalt for Paving Georgia Roads

ATLANTA – State Representatives Randy Nix (R-LaGrange) announced today that the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) has amended the state’s road construction specifications to include recycled tire rubber as an alternative to conventional oil-based polymers for road asphalt production. Recycled tire rubber will be in widespread use as early as the 2012 paving season. Rubberized asphalt roads save money by reducing dependence on oil and will help Georgians reduce waste by recycling millions of scrap tires annually. (more…)

Rep. Waites Secures Grant to Restore Homes and Businesses in House District 60

ATLANTA – State Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) announced today that the “District 60 Extreme Home Makeover” program will soon begin efforts to restore distressed homes and businesses in portions of DeKalb, Fulton, and Clayton counties. The project will be funded by a $5,000 grant that Rep. Waites recently secured from the Home Depot Foundation. (more…)

Rep. Dollar Recognizes Students for AP Success

ATLANTA – State Representative Matt Dollar (R-Marietta) today led the Georgia House of Representatives in recognizing the accomplishments of Charles Wang and Lisa Wang, with House Resolutions 2019 and 2020. The two unrelated Walton High School seniors are the Georgia recipients of the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement (AP), which awards scholarships to only two students in each state. (more…)

Rep. Atwood’s Legislation Makes Way through General Assembly, Heads to Governor

ATLANTA – State Representative Alex Atwood (R-Brunswick) commented today on the General Assembly’s passage of House Bill 1166, legislation that provides parents with an additional voluntary option for ensuring their children receive health insurance coverage. Sponsored by Rep. Atwood, HB 1166 passed the Senate yesterday with a vote of 42 to 2, showing tremendous bipartisan support for the measure. The legislation previously passed the state House with a vote of 161 to 1. (more…)