Archive for September, 2012

State Rep. Jimmy Pruett Appointed Vice Chair of National Labor and Economic Development Committee

ATLANTA – State Representative Jimmy Pruett (R-Eastman) was recently appointed to serve as Vice Chair on the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Labor and Economic Development Committee by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge). Rep. Pruett will serve a two year term running through 2014. (more…)

Rep. Buzz Brockway Appointed to Human Trafficking Study Commission

ATLANTA—House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) recently appointed state Representative Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville) as a member of the Joint Human Trafficking Study Commission. This commission is charged with evaluating current law and policies related to human trafficking in Georgia and determining the effectiveness of the state’s efforts to alleviate the crime. (more…)

Rep. Allen Peake Earns Guardian of Small Business Award

ATLANTA – State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) recently received the coveted Guardian of Small Business Award from the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), Georgia’s leading small-business association. (more…)

Rep. Jay Roberts Travels to Panama for Tour and Briefing on Panama Canal Expansion

ATLANTA – State Representative Jay Roberts (R-Ocilla), chair of the Georgia House Transportation Committee, recently traveled with six fellow state transportation leaders from five other Southern states to Panama for high-level briefings on the Panama Canal expansion project. The agenda allowed the delegation to learn more about the need for Southern ports to continue essential infrastructure enhancements that will be necessary to accommodate the significantly larger vessels and expanded cargo volumes expected to arrive after the completion of the Panama Canal expansion. (more…)

Two State Legislative Caucuses Call for Full Restoration of Unemployment Insurance

ATLANTA – Elected officials from both the Georgia Working Families Legislative Caucus and the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus held a press conference on Friday, September 14, 2012, calling on Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler to comply with the United States Department of Labor’s ruling on unemployment benefits by restoring the unemployment benefits for thousands of private sector workers in the state of Georgia. (more…)