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2015 Capitol Update Week 11 – Two more days

Mar 28, 2015 No Comments ›› Brett

Two days remain in the 2015 Session Tuesday and Thursday this week are the final voting days of the 2015 Session of theĀ Georgia General Assembly. Before mentioning what remains, please find a brief update on several items voted this past week. On the way to the Governor these bills received final passage: SR 287 andĀ SB 133 proposed by ...

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2015 Capitol Update Week 9 – Ten Yeas and Ten Nays

Mar 16, 2015 No Comments ›› Brett

Ten Yeas and Ten Nays to recap Week 9 - Crossover Week What a week! By my colleague Rep. Buzz Brockway's count, the House considered119 bills last week including 57 on Friday - Crossover Day. I will briefly mention twenty - ten I voted in favor and ten I voted against on the House floor. Should ...

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2015 Capitol Update Week 8 – Transportation and Brunch

Mar 8, 2015 No Comments ›› Brett

HB 170 the Transportation Funding Act The "big" bill this week was HB 170 the Transportation Funding Act. As a member of both the House Transportation and Ways & Means Committees, I have been actively involved in the discussions regarding funding our future transportation investments. Prior to reaching the floor, Representative Rich Golich offered a Rules ...

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2015 Capitol Update Week 7 – Budget, Cannabis, Transportation

Feb 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Brett

A busy two weeks The Georgia General Assembly passed the half way mark for the 2015 Session this week. Crossover day, the 30th day of the Session and the last day a bill must pass one chamber for consideration by the other, is Friday, March 13. Sine Die, our last day of the Session, is April ...

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