Archive for December, 2013

Rep. Keisha Waites to Participate in Operation In-Pack

ATLANTA— State Representative Keisha Waites (D-Atlanta) will participate in Operation In-Pack to aid the homeless for the upcoming holiday season. Rep. Waites will distribute back packs filled with personal items at the Peachtree-Pine Homeless Shelter on Monday, December 23, 2013. (more…)

Rep. Lynn Smith Awarded Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation President’s Award

Rep. Smith with Kevin Perry and Sarah Visser, Executive Director of the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation.

ATLANTA— State Representative Lynn Smith (R-Newnan) was recently awarded the Keep Georgia Beautiful Foundation President’s Award. Rep. Smith received this award during the 35th Annual Keep Georgia Beautiful Awards Luncheon on December 11 at the Emory Conference Center Hotel. (more…)

Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan Accepted into Broad Superintendents Academy

ATLANTA –State Representative Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell) has been tapped to participate in the Broad Superintendents Academy, a national training program designed to prepare experienced leaders for the challenges of supervising urban school districts, state departments of education and high growth public charter systems. Rep. Morgan was one of 11 fellows selected out of 1,000 nominations for the 2014-2015 Academy. (more…)

Rep. Jason Spencer and Bill Co-Sponsors Comment on Pre-Filed Legislation

ATLANTA — State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) and bill co-sponsors Rep. David Stover (R-Newnan), Rep. Scot Turner (R-Holly Springs), Rep. Kevin Cooke (R-Carrollton), and Rep. Michael Caldwell (R-Woodstock) released statements today regarding two bills that these legislators will introduce in the 2014 legislative session. These statements come on the heels of a press conference that was held at the State Capitol on Monday after these bills were presented to the public. (more…)

Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver Pre-files Child Advocacy Legislation

ATLANTA— State Representative Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur) recently pre-filed legislation in an effort to strengthen the Child Fatality Review Panel process. House Bill 705 would move the Child Fatality Review Panel and its functions from the Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) to the Department of Public Health, and amend confidentiality provisions relating to child abuse records. (more…)