Archive for March, 2014

Representative Mark Hamilton Named One of 2014’s Most Influential Georgia State Representatives

ATLANTA – The March/April 2014 edition of James Magazine named State Representative Mark Hamilton (R-Cumming) one of the Most Influential House Members of 2014. This is the fourth consecutive year that Rep. Hamilton has received this recognition. (more…)

Rep. Paulette Rakestraw Braddock Announces Final Passage of Balanced Budget Compact

ATLANTA—State Representative Paulette Rakestraw Braddock (R-Powder Springs) announced the final passage of House Bill 794 on March 18. Sponsored by Rep. Rakestraw Braddock, HB 794 calls for an Article V constitutional convention with the intent of amending the United States Constitution to include a balanced budget requirement for Congress. (more…)

State Budget Includes $12 Million in Funding for Terrell County Juvenile Justice Program

ATLANTA – State Representative Gerald Greene (R-Cuthbert) announced that the state’s Fiscal Year 2015 (AFY 2015) budget, the state spending plan from July 1 to June 30, included $12.27 million in funding for a Regional Youth Detention Center in Terrell County. House Bill 744, the FY15 budget, was passed by both the House and Senate on March 18, 2014, sending it to Governor Deal’s desk for his signature. (more…)

AJC Names Rep. Jimmy Pruett as Most Effective Legislator

ATLANTA – State Representative Jimmy Pruett (R-Eastman) was recently named as the most effective legislator in an article published by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. This ranking was determined by the percentage of bills that have passed both the House and Senate. (more…)

Remote Testimony Bill Heads to Governor’s Office

ATLANTA— The Georgia Senate recently passed House Bill 804, sending it to Governor Deal for consideration. Introduced by State Representative Edward Lindsey (R-Atlanta), House Bill 804 would allow young victims to testify remotely in certain cases of abuse. (more…)