Friends, After 40 legislative days, the Georgia General Assembly is adjourned Sine Die.  It is truly an honor to be your voice at the State Capitol.  Thank you to everyone in our community who attended a Town Hall, completed surveys, e-mailed, called, texted, or even visited me at the Capitol – your feedback is always so valuable.  Please continue to reach out – the best ideas for our state come from you! As a first-year legislator, it was a busy 40 days balancing family, work, and volunteer commitments while learning the legislative process.  I am proud of the work we accomplished together and determined to advance sound public policy during the 2018 Legislative Session.   Below are highlights from this year’s session: HB44 – FY2018 Budget The General Assembly once again passed a balanced budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. In addition to prioritizing education, healthcare, and transportation, the FY 2018 Budget also includes pay raises for educators, law enforcement...READ MORE
Friends, “Crossover Day” is now behind us and we are in the final stretch of the 2017 Legislative Session.  The 28th Day of our 40 Day session is Crossover Day.  All legislation must pass in either the House or Senate Chambers to be eligible for consideration in this year’s legislative session.  There were several notable pieces of legislation that were not passed by crossover including the two Casino bills. With a schedule to adjourn on March 30, Georgia lawmakers are working around the clock to pass legislation that strengthens our economy, enhances educational opportunities for students, and ensures a better, brighter future for our state. Tax Cut For Hardworking Georgians I am pleased to report that HB329, which lowers taxes for hardworking Georgians was passed in the General Assembly this past Wednesday.  By replacing the graduated state income tax structure with a 5.4% flat tax, Georgians will save millions of dollars every year.  To learn more about HB329, click HERE. My...READ MORE
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