ATLANTA - The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the vice chairman of the Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee.
State Rep. Jon Burns (R-Newington) has received his committee assignments for the 2015 legislative session.
ATLANTA - Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry was elected by the 14-member State Transportation Board on Tuesday to be the new commissioner of the Transportation Department, effective immediately. As such, he will oversee a budget in excess of $2 billion and more than 4,100 employees.
WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) and Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson applauded new construction funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the government spending bill passed by Congress over the weekend.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Rep.-elect Earl L. "Buddy" Carter earned appointment to several key posts with seats on the Homeland Security, Education and the Workforce, and Oversight and Government Reform committees.
Transportation funding and the use of cannabis oil to alleviate the medical conditions of children are expected to come up for deliberation when the General Assembly convenes next month, members of the local legislative delegation said.
There's been little down time for Rick Allen since Nov. 4.
ATLANTA - The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will hold its final meeting Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. in room 341 of the State Capitol.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Eggs and Issues breakfast will be Dec. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21 in Rincon. Reservations must be made by Dec. 1.
ATLANTA - Surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia's elected officials at the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced Monday he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.
ATLANTA - The House Republican Caucus met Monday and re-elected its key leaders. The Majority Caucus nominated House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and House Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones (R-Milton) as the caucus nominees for their current positions and re-elected Majority Leader Larry O'Neal (R-Bonaire), House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City), Majority Caucus Chairman Matt Hatchett (R-Dublin), Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman Sam Teasley (R-Marietta) and Majority Caucus Secretary/Treasurer Allen Peake (R-Macon).
STATESBORO-U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has bumper stickers already printed with a new logo for his 2016 re-election bid, but is currently campaigning for shorter-term goals of having Republican candidate David Perdue join him in the U.S. Senate and for Republicans to gain a majority there.
Georgia won't be saying "cut" anytime soon to television and movie producers.
Effingham County vote totals
The Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously re-elected Commissioner Chuck Eaton for another two-year term as chairman of the PSC.
After his terms as mayor of Pooler and a member of the state General Assembly, Buddy Carter is learning his way around Washington, D.C., and the Capitol - literally.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, applauded the inclusion of new construction funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the president's fiscal year 2016 budget.
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