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Rep. Westmoreland: Healthcare vote fundamentally alters nation

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland

The Democrat victory on healthcare Sunday night “will fundamentally alter the nature of our nation by implementing a government takeover of healthcare that Americans don’t want and can’t afford,” said U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Grantville). Read More»

Gov. Perdue urges "NO" vote on pending federal healthcare bill

Democrat Rep. Bishop’s healthcare vote important for Georgians to watch, Perdue says

Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue issued the following statement Saturday afternoon: Read More»

‘Tea Party’ bout: Bost vs. Steele

Local political activist Harold Bost had organized the political gathering of nearly 140 people last week, but he got some pushback from Fayetteville Mayor Ken Steele over one of Bost's central contentions. Read More»

Foundation names Sen. Chance 'Legislator of the Year'

Foundation names Sen. Chance 'Legislator of the Year'

State Sen. Ronnie Chance, R-Tyrone, was recently presented with the Charles H. Barco Award by the Southeastern Legal Foundation as the 2010 Legislator of the Year. Read More»

Rep. Fludd pushes for better tax collection

State Rep. Virgil Fludd speaks at town hall meeting Feb. 27 in College Park. Photo/Ben Nelms.

Nearly 100 people attended a town hall meeting Saturday conducted by state Rep. Virgil Fludd. The meeting held at Creel Park in south Fulton County centered on transportation, education and potential ways to increase state tax revenues. Read More»

Perdue’s plan could force Fayette into tax

Fayette could vote down regional SPLOST and still be compelled to participate in tax

Gov. Sonny Perdue’s proposal for a potential regional 1 percent sales tax to fund transportation projects could be assessed on Fayette County even if voters within Fayette turn it down.

Under legislation supported by Perdue, the vote to authorize such an eight-year-long tax would be at the regional level. The legislation requires votes be tallied among all 10 combined counties in the Atlanta Regional Commission.

So even if Fayette votes down the sales tax, if the 10 counties in aggregate approve it, the tax will be assessed on Fayette residents and businesses regardless. Read More»

Westmoreland says GOP ideas on healthcare ignored

U.S. Rep. Lynn Westmoreland speaks at a town hall meeting in Newnan March 1. Photo/Ben Nelms.

The large meeting room at the Coweta County Justice Center was packed Monday night for a town hall meeting held by Congressman Lynn Westmoreland. The meeting centered largely on healthcare and national security. Read More»

Dogwood Forest of Fayetteville brings Alzheimer’s awareness to Capitol

Dogwood Forest of Fayetteville joined over 200 advocates and Governor Sonny Purdue at the State Capitol on Monday, Feb. 8 to bring awareness to the impact of Alzheimer’s disease.

Advocates, wearing purple shirts with the word “VOICE in big bold lettering, stood on the steps of the Capitol, sparking the curiosity of on- looking legislators. Supporters tolled a bell every 70 seconds to represent the number of people diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Read More»

Seabaugh goes to bat for utilities contractors

State Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) championed legislation through the State Senate that will ensure utility contractors are not prohibited from bidding on projects if they do not possess a general contractor license. The bill passed the Senate with a vote of 53-0.

“If we want to recover from this economic recession, we must create laws that get Georgians back to work. Thanks to the bipartisan support from my colleagues in the Senate, Georgians will have additional job opportunities,” said Seabaugh, who serves as Senate Majority Whip. Read More»

Fayette Tea Party widens umbrella to South Metro

Cindy Fallon

It has been nearly a year since a small group of people from Peachtree City determined that they would take a stand for their values, their families and their country. That stand led to the formation of the Southern Crescent Tea Party Patriots. Read More»

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