2012 Legislative Update: Week Three

Tweet The State Legislature was back in session this week and things are getting busy.  The Committees I serve on (Insurance, Governmental Affairs, and Children & Youth) all have bills assigned to them and have begun work.  I have introduced one bill and one resolution and am working hard to see them through to passage. […]

Red Tape Watch: Help Us Eliminate Needless, Burdensome Regulation

Tweet This week, the Speaker of the House challenged the House Special Committee on Small Business Development and Job Creation to undertake serious regulation reform in order to help spur our state economy and create jobs for Georgians. The initiative, called “Red Tape Watch,” charges the House Special Committee on Small Business Development and Job […]

2012 Legislative Update: Week Two

Tweet The Legislature was in recess this week as the Appropriations Committee held hearings on the FY2012 supplemental budget and the FY2013 budget.  The various department heads testified before the committee describing their budget requests. Governor Deal's proposed budget can be found at this website.  Beginning next week the Appropriations Sub-Committees will meet to discuss […]

Effort To Enact A Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

Tweet Thursday I joined Senators Chip Rogers and Bill Cowsert and Representatives Andy Welch, Lynn Riley, and Sam Teasley at a press conference calling for a Federal Balanced Budget Amendment. Resolutions will be introduced in both the House and the Senate calling for a Constitutional Convention for the limited purpose of debating such an Amendment. […]

Metal Theft Press Conference

Tweet Yesterday I joined Senator Renee Unterman (R-Buford) and a coalition of groups opposed to metal theft at the Capitol. Below is the report from Fox5. I’ve been assisting Rep. Jason Shaw (R-Lakeland) on a House version of the bill which should be introduced soon. We in the House have met with representatives of the […]

Here We Go Again: Gwinnett Denies Ivy Prep Application

Tweet Cross Poster at Peach Pundit. It’s déjà vu all over again as Gwinnett’s School Board rejected an extension of Ivy Preperatory Academy’s charter. Ivy Prep had asked for a five year extension but the Board rejected it… …citing “significant deficiencies” including its financials and curriculum as well as its vision. If the School Board is […]