Friday, February 28, 2020

Political Matters

Political stories of interest and relevance to Habersham County.

$25B budget approved by State Senate

Budget includes $2.2M for Clarkesville NGTC campus expansion project With only five days left on the legislative calendar, it is important to prioritize legislation with Georgians'...

‘Surprise medical billing’ senate bill still alive

The issue of surprise medical billing continues to be the legislative topic I am hearing most about from people in the district.  I wrote...

Collins’ response to President’s Joint Session Address

Says election and speech were about forgotten Americans (WASHINGTON) - —Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) attended President Donald Trump’s first address to Congress on February 28...

Lawmakers tackle “surprise medical billing”

“Surprise medical billing” has been a hot topic in the General Assembly this session, and I am hearing about this issue from many folks...

GA Senate forms task force to address mental health and substance abuse issues

Friday, February 17 will mark the halfway point for the current legislative session. We are fully involved in the committee process and passing legislation...

Firefighter insurance bill revisited

Following last year’s legislative session, several bills that were important to House members were vetoed by the Governor.  In most cases, the bills’ authors...

Lawmakers pass $24.3 billion state budget

Amended budget includes increases for education, state law enforcement and foster parents A Busy Time.... It's been a busy couple of weeks at the Georgia House,...

State legislature considers new casino gambling bill

A much-anticipated piece of legislation was read on the House floor this past week – House Bill 158. HB 158 provides for the state...

State Senate leaders set 2017 goals

Six goals to guide decision-making this year As the Georgia Senate moves forward in the 2017 legislative session, the Senate Majority Caucus wants to remind our...

Rep. Rogers: 2017 legislative session off to a fast start

Underway! We are officially underway in the 2017 legislative session, and it's shaping up to have some interesting issues. On Monday, January 9th, we were...

Collins votes to block abortion funding

(WASHINGTON— D.C.) - Congressman Doug Collins today voted in favor of H.R. 7, the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure...

Senate Update: Budget hearings convene

Editor's Note: This is the first in a continuing series of legislative updates from 50th District State Senator John Wilkinson. Every January, the legislative session arrives...