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Capitol Update Week 2 – Budget

Jan 26, 2019 No Comments ›› Brett

Highlights from Budget Week Success starts here. This week the House and Senate held joint Appropriations Committee hearings on this year's budget. As Ways & Means Chair, I sit on Appropriations as an Ex Officio member. Here are a few highlights of the AFY 19 / FY 20 Budget: $3,000 permanent salary increase for teachers, the largest teacher pay raise in Georgia history. A 2% merit ...

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2019 Capitol Update Week 1 – New Governor, new committee role

Jan 19, 2019 No Comments ›› Brett

We are underway in the 2019 Session The 2019 Session of the Georgia General Assembly gaveled to order on Monday, January 14. As I took the Oath of Office, I was again overwhelmed with gratitude that you allow me to serve in this position as your advocate at the state Capitol. Our first order of business was ...

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Vote Harrell for House on Tuesday, Nov. 6

Nov 4, 2018 No Comments ›› Brett

It has been my honor, an awesome responsibility, and fun too to represent you in the Georgia House. I ask for your continued support and vote on Tuesday, November 6 to remain your state Representative. Now is not the time for dramatic change in Georgia's leadership. Among our recent successes: HB 918 cuts Georgia personal income ...

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Georgia Needs Occupational Licensing Reform

May 19, 2018 No Comments ›› Brett

Georgia Needs Occupational Licensing Reform by Marc Hyden | May 17, 2018 |   As a general rule, I become suspicious when the federal government offers “free” money to the states. That was my immediate reaction when the local news reported that the U.S. Department of Labor has opened up grants totaling $7.5 million to local governments. These funds are designated to enable states ...

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