On Tuesday, January 17, we began one of the most important weeks of the 2017 legislative session as the House and Senate Appropriations committees held a series of joint budget hearings. During this week, the joint House and Senate Appropriations committees and subcommittees met and started the process of reviewing Governor Nathan Deal’s budget recommendations for the amended current and upcoming fiscal years in order to turn those recommendations into actual legislation that will ultimately guide our state’s spending.Read more
Monday, January 9, 2017, marked the first day of the 154th Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly and the first day of the 2017-2018 term. As such, all 180 members of the Georgia House of Representatives took the oath of office and were formally sworn in. With an ambitious agenda to navigate and only 40 legislative days to complete our work, my colleagues and I promptly began our first order of business: electing our leaders to guide the House through our next two years of public service. After hearing the nominations, Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones (R-Milton) were both re-elected to their respective positions.Read more
Rep. Buzz Brockway Named Chairman of House Code Revision Committee
ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives’ Committee on Assignments named State Representative Buzz Brockway (R-Lawrenceville) as the Chairman of the House Code Revision Committee. Rep. Brockway will also serve as a member on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Resources, Economic Development & Tourism, Education, Governmental Affairs and Insurance committees.
“I’m grateful to Speaker David Ralston and the Committee on Assignments for trusting me with the responsibility of chairing this committee,” said Rep. Brockway. “The job of the Code Revision Committee is to repeal obsolete laws, and I look forward to working with the Speaker and members of the committee to pass such legislation.”
The House Committee on Assignments, chaired by House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge), is charged with making all House committee assignments for the members of the Georgia House of Representatives.
For a complete list of all House Committee assignments, please click here
Representative Buzz Brockway represents the citizens of District 102, which includes portions of Gwinnett County. He was elected into the House of Representatives in 2010, and currently serves as the Chairman of the Code Revision Committee. He also serves on the Appropriations Subcommittee on Human Resources, Economic Development & Tourism, Education, Governmental Affairs and Insurance committees.
The Constitution of Georgia sets the first day of the Legislative Session to be the second Monday of each year. Consequently, the 2017 Session begins tomorrow at 10 AM. You can watch the proceedings here. Since this is the beginning of a new term, I and all the other members of the House and Senate will take the Oath of Office.Read more
The Three Kings
BY HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW
Three Kings came riding from far away,
Melchior and Gaspar and Baltasar;
Three Wise Men out of the East were they,
And they travelled by night and they slept by day,
For their guide was a beautiful, wonderful star.