House Ensures 25 Ft Buffer for Salt Marshes

House votes to protect Georgia’s coastal marshes On March 26, the House voted unanimously to approve an amended version of legislation to re-establish a 25-foot buffer zone to protect coastal Georgia’s saltwater marshes. House members strengthened SB 101 by giving the state authority to review any land disturbing projects that are awarded buffer zone exemptions …

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Legislative Report: Budget Week

 Legislative Report | January 26, 2015 Dropping school workers’ insurance creates controversy Last week, I joined my colleagues on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for hearing and initial work on the annual state budget for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, as well as the amended budget for the remainder of the current …

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November 4th Election Matters

Study: Georgia opting out of Medicaid expansion carries heavy price tag Published: August 11, 2014 Georgia would lose $33.7 billion during the next decade by not expanding Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act, according to a nonprofit social and economic research organization. View full article http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/blog/capitol_vision/2014/08/study-georgia-opting-out-of-medicaid-expansion.html

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November 4th is a Critical Election Day

The November 4th election provides an opportunity to elect leaders who better reflect the diversity of Georgia. Will we do it? It is up to you. Currently, Republicans control 2/3 of the House and Senate and all Constitutional offices in Georgia. Democrats have selected a diverse slate of candidates who can move us toward the …

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