2015 Legislative Update Week 11

Tweet This coming Thursday, the 2015 session of the Georgia Legislature will come to an end.  There are several items left to be decided, most notably the Fiscal Year 2016 budget and HB170, the Transportation Funding Act of 2015.  Both of these are in conference, as the Senate and House attempt to work our differences […]

Legislative Update Week 10

Tweet As I mentioned last week, Crossover Day has come and gone and it's time for the House to take up legislation that passed the Senate.  Consequently, not much legislation has made it to the full House for a vote yet because committees are examining the bills. In its review of Senate legislation, the House […]

Presenting HR106 before the House.

Tweet On Wednesday the House passed HR106 which I introduced. HR106 calls on Congress to keep it’s promise, negotiate with the western states of the U.S. to sell or transfer federal lands to the states. Some western states have up to 85% of their land owned by the federal government. Proceeds from the sales of […]

Legislative Update Week 9

Tweet This past Friday was "Crossover Day."  Crossover Day, the 30th Legislative day, is the final chance for bills to pass the legislative chamber from which they originated. After Crossover Day, all bills passed by the House must “cross over” to the Senate, and vice versa, and we will then spend the remaining ten legislative days […]

2015 Legislative Update Week 8

Tweet The big news at the Legislature this past week was the passage of HB 170, the transportation funding act. after a number of changes the key components of the bill are: – Converts 7.5 cent excise tax, 4% sales taxes, and 2-3% local sales taxes (2% here in Gwinnett) into a single 29.2 cent […]