The Swilley's served as pages in the Georgia House.

2014 Capitol Update – Week 3 – Start, stop, run

Jan 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Brett

We started fast, we stopped, we raced to the weekend Well, this was an interesting week at the Capitol to say the least. We started fast on Monday, came to a grinding halt on Wednesday, and accelerated again playing catch-up on Friday. I attended the Mayor's Day breakfast sponsored by the Georgia Municipal Association on Monday morning. After a ...

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Governor Deal delivers the 2014 State of the State address.

2014 Capitol Update – Week 2 – Amended FY 2014 Budget

Jan 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Brett

House passes supplemental FY 2014 budget   We concluded our second week at the Georgia General Assembly on Friday passing  HB 743 in the House - the amended FY 2014 budget at $20.2 billion. As our economy strengthens, state revenues have increased by approximately $300 million (1.5% increase) as compared to the projection at the start of this fiscal year. As Governor Deal proposed, ...

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Members of the Gwinnett delegation prior to the 2014 Session.

2014 Capitol Update – Week 1 – State of the State, New Election Dates

Jan 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Brett

The 2014 Session of the Georgia General Assembly began this week  As you may know, the 2014 Session of the Georgia General Assembly began on Monday, January 13. On Wednesday, January 15, Governor Nathan Deal presented his State of the State address. Governor Deal reported that the state is doing well as we begin to climb out of the recent recession. ...

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Modifications to Georgia’s alcohol laws

Jan 17, 2014 4 Comments ›› Brett

Modifications to Georgia's alcohol laws will benefit smaller producers, consumers and preserve the system that serves us well With passage of the 21st Amendment Prohibition ended and the states became the regulators of alcohol within their borders.[1]The states largely adopted one of two regulatory schemes, “control” or “license.” In the eighteen control states, the state has a monopoly over the wholesaling ...

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