Archive for March, 2015

Rep. Valencia Stovall Hosts Second Annual Educational Leadership Day at the Capitol

Rep. Stovall, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and Educational Leadership Day participants.

ATLANTA— State Representative Valencia Stovall (D-Lake City) recently welcomed school board members, principals, educators and community leaders at the Capitol for the 2nd Annual District 74 Educational Leadership Day. (more…)

Senate Passes House Bill 91, Governor Deal to Sign into Law on Monday

ATLANTA – State Representative Brooks Coleman (R-Duluth) commented on the Georgia Senate’s passage today of House Bill 91. Sponsored by Rep. Coleman, HB 91 will allow students to receive a diploma regardless of if they failed a portion of the Georgia High School Graduation Test. Having now passed both the House and Senate chambers, HB 91 is expected to be signed into law by Governor Deal at 12:00 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015 in the Governor’s office. (more…)

Rep. Mike Glanton Recognizes Jonesboro Councilman Wallace Norrington at State Capitol

ATLANTA— State Representative Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro) today recognized Jonesboro Councilman Wallace Norrington before the House of Representatives. Rep. Glanton sponsored House Resolution 453, legislation which honors Mr. Norrington. (more…)

Rep. Jesse Petrea Comments on House Passage of Coastal Marshland Buffer Bill

ATLANTA –State Representative Jesse Petrea (R-Savannah) commented today on the passage of Senate Bill 101, legislation to provide a 25-foot buffer along coastal marshlands. SB 101 passed the Georgia House of Representatives unanimously yesterday and will now go to Governor Deal for signature. (more…)

Editorial: Off the Coast, A Path to Economic Recovery for Georgia

By State Representative Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine)
(487 words)

The U.S. economy might be recovering, but many Georgians still remain out of work. Joblessness in our state stands at 6.4 percent. While the jobless rate in Georgia is improving, the state’s unemployment numbers are still above the national average. (more…)