Archive for August, 2014

Rep. Alex Atwood selected for Republican Leadership for Georgia

ATLANTA – State Representative Alex Atwood (R-St. Simons Island) was recently selected for the Republican Leadership for Georgia (RLG) 2015 class. The RLG program is designed to produce trained Republican leaders who are willing to serve and assist others, are committed to the tradition of full participation in the political process, and believe in Republican principles. (more…)

Rep. Peake Comments on First Meeting of the Medical Cannabis Study Committee

ATLANTA— State Representative Allen Peake (R-Macon) today released the following statement at the conclusion of the first meeting of the Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions Joint Study Committee: (more…)

House Committee Gives Instructions to DeKalb Cityhood Proponents

ATLANTA—Today State Representatives Mike Jacobs (R-Brookhaven) and Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody) met with Briarcliff, Lakeside and Tucker cityhood proponents to discuss directions issued by House Governmental Affairs Committee Chairwoman Amy Carter (R-Valdosta) for DeKalb County cityhood boundary line proposals. The House Governmental Affairs Committee oversees legislation in the Georgia House of Representatives involving the creation of new cities. (more…)

Medical Cannabis Study Committee to Hold First Meeting

ATLANTA – The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will hold its first meeting on Wednesday, August 27, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Georgia State Capitol. (more…)

Rep. Lynne Riley Receives “Champion of Georgia’s Cities” Award

ATLANTA – State Representative Lynne Riley (R-Johns Creek) recently received the 2014 “Champion of Georgia’s Cities” award from the Georgia Municipal Association (GMA). The award, given at the end of every two-year legislative term to state legislators who actively support major GMA initiatives and goals, was presented at the Johns Creek council meeting on August 18. (more…)