2016 Capitol Update Week 3 – Baby Budget and IRS Update

Jan 30, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

We have just completed the third week of the 2016 legislative session. Committees and subcommittees met throughout the week to take up legislation, and the full body of the House unanimously passed our first two pieces of legislation. On Wednesday, Chief Justice Hugh Thompson delivered the annual State of the Judiciary Address to a joint ...

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Capitol Update Week 2 – Budget Week

Jan 23, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

Joint Budget Hearings Though not a member of the Appropriations Committee, I attended a number of budget hearings this week. As you know, Georgia's Constitution requires the legislature to adopt a balanced budget. The House may vote on the Amended Fiscal Year 2016 budget of approximately $22.9 billion next week. The Governor's recommended Fiscal Year 2017 budget proposal ...

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Capitol Update Week 1 – And we’re off!

Jan 18, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

Remembering Dr. King On this special holiday, I hope you will join me in remembering the power in affecting non-violent change, as epitomized by Dr. King, in our communities and state. And we're off! The horse race that is the 2016 Session of the Georgia General Assembly is underway. The bell rang at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, January ...

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State Rep Brett Harrell Announces He Will Seek Re-Election

Jan 4, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

PRESS RELEASE State Representative Brett Harrell (R-106) announced today that he will seek re-election to the Georgia House in 2016. District 106 located in Gwinnett County includes parts of Snellville, Grayson, Loganville and Lawrenceville. The Primary Election will be held on May 24th, 2016. Harrell also announced that he has raised over $100,000 for his re-election campaign. “It has truly been ...

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