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Political Matters

Political stories of interest and relevance to Habersham County.

State budget includes funds for rural development, school security

Lawmakers finance priorities as they near the end of their 40 day session On Monday, March 5, the House reconvened for Legislative Day 30 and...

Tax cut good for Georgia and 50th District

The pace continues to pick up as the legislative session nears the end. We have passed several significant pieces of legislation thus far. I...

Higgins running for county commission

Habersham Planning Commission member and local construction project manager D. Higgins is running for the Habersham County Board of Commissioners. Higgins' campaign released a...

House approves bills on state tax cut, rural healthcare, and veterans’ taxes

The Georgia House got back to work at the Capitol on Tuesday, Feb. 20, and we had a very busy seventh week of the...

Senate moves tax cut bill out of committee; acts to shore up law enforcement...

We have passed the halfway mark of the legislative session and are quickly approaching Crossover Day. The past two weeks have been quite busy...

‘Surprise Medical Bill’ debate continues

The “Surprise Medical Bill” legislation debate continues at the Georgia State Capitol.  I wrote about this issue last year and received several letters and...

House approves bill to allow opioid drug testing

The House kicked off the fifth week of the 2018 legislative session on Monday, February 5, and with only a few weeks left until...

Jet fuel tax break tacked onto state sales tax bill

Do you ever watch the nightly news or read the paper and wonder, “What is really going on?” The headlines and stories out of...

Bills would reduce Medicaid claims against estates, enhance agriculture education in Georgia

We are nearing the halfway point of the 2018 Legislative Session and with that comes the race to introduce as many Senate bills as...

Readers react to bid rigging claims; adoption bill takes center stage

The political log jam at the Georgia State Capitol showed signs of clearing last week.  Adoption bill update Many of you may have followed House Bill...

Rogers: Transportation a top legislative priority

Legislative session more than a quarter of the way through After dealing with the weather the previous week, the House convened for the third week...

Gasaway: Some GA school systems engaged in construction bid rigging

Ethical contractors being victimized and the practice needs to stop Editor's Note: Rep. Dan Gasaway (R-Homer) represents the 28th Georgia House District which includes portions...
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