Is Georgia’s seat belt laws headed for a change? A Senate Study Committee will begin looking at the current law and its impact during a meeting September 4 in the Senate Mezzanine at the State Capitol.read more
A year ago, the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announced the Georgia Historical Society (GHS) as the recipient of a $500,000 federal challenge grant to go toward its Next Century Initiative Capital Campaign.read more
It is a particularly sad time in Washington County as its citizens mourn the death of longtime Sheriff Thomas Smith, age 58, who died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.read more
Congressman Doug Collins (R-GA-09) says he wants to ensure First Responders have access to the resources needed to address their health and well-being.read more
More than 2,000 Georgia business leaders, state and federal officials, and policy advocates broke into applause Tuesday at the Georgia Chamber’s annual Congressional Luncheon in Macon when U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao announced that Georgia will receive more than $189 million in transportation grants to expand infrastructure.read more
On Friday, Senator Johnny Isakson (R-GA) took some time to recognize the famed “Merrill’s Marauders” group from World War II.read more
A Senate Committee tasked with looking at the structure of the Georgia High School has launched the Senate Athletic Association Study Committee website that will serve as a “one-stop-shop for meeting information and supporting documents.”read more
Georgia’s Hispanic Chamber of Commerce boasts over 1,200 members, making it one of the largest hispanic chambers in the nation.read more
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Since the late 1980’s, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been at the center of allegations of corruption, bribery and improper handling of the procurement process. In order to address these well-publicized issues, I sponsored Senate Bill 131, the “Georgia Major Airport Authority Act,” which would create a state authority to oversee the operation of the airport.
A recent article in the AJC, based upon a 2016 audit and its follow-up, puts forth a conclusion that the Georgia Department of Transportation does not do enough to justify transportation projects.
From the “that’s pretty much the point” department: Georgia’s E-Verify law represents a challenge for illegal aliens who want to open a business and be more visible in Georgia. This critical analysis comes from the executive director and founder of an ethnic-based Decatur group headed by Gigi Pedraza.