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Capitol Update Week 1 – State of the State

Jan 13, 2018 No Comments ›› Brett

  Speaker David Ralston gaveled the House into the second regular session of the 154th General Assembly on Monday, January 8, 2018. State of the State [caption id="attachment_6446" align="alignleft" width="300"] Gov. Deal presents his eighth and final State of the State address.[/caption] On Thursday, Governor Nathan Deal delivered his eighth and final State of the State address to a ...

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2018 Session Preview

Jan 6, 2018 No Comments ›› Brett

  The 2018 Session begins Monday . . .   We begin a new 40-day Session of the Georgia General Assembly on Monday, January 8 2018. Hopefully, Monday night we will celebrate the Georgia Bulldogs as College Football National Champions. Showing my age, I was a sophomore at UGA in 1980, the last time the Dawgs were National Champs. #GoDawgs!   Important issues under ...

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Rep Harrell passes HB 204 No Fees on Property Tax Bills

Mar 19, 2017 No Comments ›› Brett

[embed]https://youtu.be/pRI73C2jNXo[/embed] Rep. Brett Harrell passed HB 204 in the Georgia House this Session and it is now pending before the Senate Finance Committee. HB 204 would prohibit local governments from using your home as leverage to collect tack-on fees.

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Capitol Update Week 10 – 5 Voting Days to Go!

Mar 18, 2017 No Comments ›› Brett

Rep. Alan Powell and me after passage of SB 85. In addition to serving as Alan's Vice Chair of the Alcohol and Tobacco Subcommittee of the House Regulated Industries Committee, we are suite-mates in 613 Coverdell. Come see us! Five voting days remain in the 2016 Session . . . The 2016 Session of the Georgia General Assembly ...

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