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Reasons for tax reform bill and ‘Chase’s Law’

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On Monday, March 19th, we returned to the Gold Dome to begin our 34th legislative day of the 2012 session.

As the end of session draws near, we worked long hours this week to ensure the passage of several important pieces of legislation, including a measure aimed at providing needed tax relief to Georgians and reforming some antiquated provisions in our tax code. Read More»

‘Crossover Day’ was eventful at the state Capitol’

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Wednesday, March 8th, marked the 30th legislative day of the 2012 session.

Known as “Crossover Day,” this critical point in the session marks the last chance for most bills to pass the legislative chamber where they are introduced.

This is because by the end of Crossover Day, all legislation passed by the House must “cross-over” to the Senate, and vice versa.

As a result, any House bill that has not passed the House by the end of Crossover Day will have little chance of becoming law this year. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of March 12, 2012

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Big week in Peachtree City, with path closure, high school drama performances at both McIntosh and Starr's Mill, St. Patrick's Day drunk driving enforcement, cart path closure for repairs, an update on the Highway 54 East traffic signal timing (thanks Citizen bloggers), a bike safety event, child car seat checks, and more . . .

City Council Meets Thursday Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of March 5, 2012

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Election day information, City Council Retreat, greenbelt dumping, graffiti, pill drop, and more . . .

March 6 Presidential Preference Primary
No voting will be held on Monday, March 5. Voters should go to their regular polling places on Tuesday, March 6. Polls will be open from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. For poll locations and sample ballots, visit

City Council Retreat this Friday & Saturday Read More»

Jobs announcement great news for Georgia’s economy

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The Georgia General Assembly convened on Tuesday, Feb. 21 for day 22 of the 2012 session after learning some exciting news for the future of Georgia’s economy.

On Friday, Feb. 17, Governor Deal announced that Caterpillar Inc. will bring over 1,400 jobs to Georgia with the construction of a new manufacturing plant in Athens.

In addition to these jobs at the new plant, Caterpillar’s suppliers and increased retail sales are expected to create another 2,800 jobs. Perhaps the best part of this news was that the jobs were actually coming back on-shore from Japan. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of February 20, 2012

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When do golf carts have "right-of-way" in Peachtree City? (hint: never). GDOT holding public meeting on I-85/Hwy 74 Interchange Plans. Peachtree City Recreation publishes Spring Catalog. Upcoming area meetings. And more . . .

Golf Carts Rule! (Not Really)
In Peachtree City, it may seem like golf carts rule the road, just from the sheer number of carts in our community. However, from a legal standpoint, golf carts never have right-of-way. Read More»

Georgia House of Representatives, Week 1

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The Georgia General Assembly convened on Jan. 9, 2012 for the first day of the 2012 legislative session. As I have done in years past, it is my intention to write periodic update columns while the legislature is in session in the weeks ahead to help ensure the citizens of Fayette County are up to date on the important issues that are pending before the General Assembly.

Before I turn to 2012 I did want to provide an update on the recently concluded redistricting process, which dominated much of 2011. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Jan. 9, 2012

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Library closing this weekend (Friday - Monday) for software upgrade, Father/Daughter Dance Registration update, Fire Escape Plans, Fayette Charity Classic, and Spring CERT Class (and the Kedron bubble is going in today!).

Library CLOSED January 13 - 16 Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Jan. 3, 2012

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Council agenda, Father-Daughter Valentines Dance registration, poetry contest, Christmas Tree Recycling, Peachtree City Senior Homestead Exemption, new tree removal permit process, and more . . .

Council Meets Thursday Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Dec. 19, 2011

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Tree removal permits, new PTC Video, Bring One for the Chipper, and more . . . Read More»

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