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Chamber to hold Eggs and Issues breakfast Dec. 8

POSTED: December 2, 2011 10:24 a.m.

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast, scheduled for Dec. 8 at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Rincon.

The annual event is an opportunity to visit with state legislators and hear their responses to current issues and questions concerning Effingham County. State Sen. Jack Hill and state Reps. Jon Burns and Ann Purcell will be in attendance and will address the audience and ask questions following a breakfast prepared by Amy Moore of Simply Southern.

There will be a panel discussion with Sen. Jack Hill and Reps. Burns and Purcell. The Chamber’s Governmental Affairs committee prepared a list of issues for the elected officials involving funding for transportation, education, healthcare, support for economic development and how the 2012 session of the Georgia General Assembly could affect our community.

“We expect a record turnout for this event,” Chamber President, Brooke Graham said. “Last year we had over 150 attendees at the Eggs and Issues Breakfast. We expect a record turnout again on Dec. 8.”

Attendees will be invited to submit their written questions to the program’s moderator who will direct them to our panel of elected officials.

The Chamber asks that reservations be made by Dec. 2 so the meal count can be made. Please contact the chamber by telephone or by email. Call 754-3301 or email ricklott@effinghamcounty.com. Breakfast cost is $12 each.

Questions for the 2011Eggs and Issues

Transportation
 • What are the direct benefits of the Regional TransportationSales Tax to Effingham County? What are the implications if the referendum to establish the Regional Transportation Sales Tax does not pass in our region?

Economic Development
• What new legislation and/or revisions to existing legislation do you believe may help to make our community more competitive on a state, regional and national level?

Education
• With continued talk of additional reductions by the state, are there any plans to increase revenue for local school systems so jobs can be saved, furlough days can end, and the quality and integrity of the instructional program be maintained?

Immigration
•  Where do you stand on controlling immigration?

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