The state of Georgia saw healthy boosts in revenue for the month of March and for the fiscal quarter, Gov. Nathan Deal reported.
ATLANTA-U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., in coordination with the Georgia delegation, announced the annual statewide Military Academy Day event will take place on May 7. The event will be held at Dobbins Air Reserve Base in Atlanta from 10-11:30 a.m. The event will help familiarize students with the application and nomination process for applying to the nation's five service academies.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and Ranking Member Pat Roberts, R-Kan., announced the new subcommittee positions for the 112th Congress on Wednesday.
ATLANTA-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced Monday that the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) precleared Georgia's law and related regulations that require new voter registration applicants to provide evidence of United States citizenship with their voter registration applications. The law is Act 143 of the 2009 General Assembly, also known as Senate Bill 86.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-On Capitol Hill, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce presented U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) and U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga) with the annual Spirit of Enterprise Award for their pro-business voting records during the second session of the 111th Congress.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined with his colleagues of the fiscally conservative Blue Dog Coalition to announce the Blue Dog Benchmarks for Fiscal Reform – an aggressive set of targets for long-term fiscal reform and deficit reduction that includes cutting the deficit by $4 trillion over the next 10 years, with the largest deficit cuts in history by 2014. The Blue Dogs also advocated keeping all options on the table in an effort to ...
ATLANTA-The Georgia House of Representatives passed Senate Resolution 312 Tuesday with a vote of 167 to 3, endorsing the harbor deepening efforts in Savannah and Charleston, as well as the proposed port in Jasper County, SC. This resolution previously passed the Senate unanimously. The overwhelming support for the joint resolution signals the Georgia General Assembly's intent to ensure the continued growth and economic well-being of the Southeast.
Gov. Nathan Deal and Georgia Treasurer Tommy Hills announced that the nationally recognized credit rating firm of Standard and Poor's affirmed its highest money market fund rating of AAA for Georgia's own Georgia Fund 1.
ATLANTA-Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens has announced his plan to request a waiver from the federally imposed Medical Loss Ratio (MLR) standard for 2011, 2012 and 2013 found in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
U.S. Reps John Barrow (D-Savannah) and Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) have introduced a bipartisan bill that would amend the new health care law to preserve consumer access to licensed insurance agents and brokers.
With millions of Americans preparing to file their 2010 income tax returns, U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) joined with members on both sides of the aisle to introduce The Seniors Tax Simplification Act (H.R. 1058), legislation that would simplify the tax filing process for senior citizens by creating a new tax form, the 1040SR, for older Americans whose primary source of income is their social security benefits.
Joined by a bipartisan group of legislators, Gov. Nathan Deal signed the Enduring HOPE legislation Tuesday.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has once again received triple-A bond ratings from all three major municipal bond rating agencies.
Gov. Nathan Deal reported that the Georgia Department of Revenue saw a $148 million increase (26.1 percent) in monthly net revenue collections compared to February 2010.
Following bipartisan negotiations, Gov. Nathan Deal announced his updated plan to preserve Georgia's full-day pre-kindergarten program while still implementing the reforms necessary to prevent insolvency.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed two pieces of legislation Monday that are expected to bolster the state's ethics laws.
SAVANNAH - The primaries for the U.S. House of Representatives 1st District seat are more than a year away, but Buddy Carter didn't want to waste any time in announcing his candidacy.
SAVANNAH - Jack Kingston made his entry into a crowded field for Georgia's soon-to-be open Senate seat.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 318, legislation that changes the procedures of the Georgia Tourism Development Act, during a ceremony at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Monday.
WASHINGTON - U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah), U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia), and U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson (R-Georgia) urged President Obama in a letter Monday to fulfill his "We Can't Wait" promise and include legislative language for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) authorization increase in his budget amendment to Congress.
MACON - Georgia Farm Bureau members presented U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award in recognition of his support of agriculture during the 112th Congress. The award presentation occurred during the recent GFB County Presidents' Trip to Washington, D.C.
Georgia Farm Bureau President Zippy Duvall and American Farm Bureau Federation Executive Director of Public Policy Dale Moore presented U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson with the Friend of Farm Bureau Award in recognition of their support of agriculture during the 112th Congress.
Following remarks at the Marietta Kiwanis Club, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law a second round of criminal justice reforms to implement "smart on crime" policies that save tax dollars and promote public safety.
At the Georgia Sheriffs' Association's annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Dinner in Glennville, Gov. Nathan Deal signed two bills, one that allows long-serving officers to keep their firearms when they retire and another to promote "Georgia Grown" products.
For the time being, John Barrow is letting others talk about him possibly being a candidate for U.S. Senate.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 188, the Veterans Licensure Bill, during an award ceremony Monday at the Clay National Guard Center in Cobb County.
Sex trafficking wasn't an issue when Sam Olens ran for attorney general in 2010. It since has become a matter of grave concern for state officials and law enforcement.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., cast votes late Friday night on amendments to the budget resolution that deal with key tax issues. Specifically, Isakson and Chambliss voted in favor of amendments to permanently repeal the federal death tax and to prevent new energy taxes.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - A representative from U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston's office will be in Effingham County to meet with anyone who needs assistance with a federal agency during an upcoming Congressional "day office."
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta), a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, joined a bipartisan effort in outlining a path forward on the Keystone XL Pipeline.