Monthly Archives: March 2017

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
Friends, We are over halfway through the 2017 Legislative Session and Georgia lawmakers are working diligently to pass legislation out of their respective chambers before Crossover Day. Community Coffee We enjoyed an excellent community coffee this past Saturday at the YMCA. Thanks to everyone who joined us.  It is always so valuable to hear diverse perspectives from across our community and share updates from the Legislative Session – I always enjoy hearing from you! Remaining Dates: March 11th, 9:00AM – 45, South Café – 45 S Peachtree St, Norcross, GA March 25th, 9:00AM – Duluth Rexall Pharmacy – 3165 Buford Hwy, Duluth, GA Restoring Dignity – HB343 It was an honor last week to pass my first bill through the House – HB 343.  The legislation replaces the term “mental retardation” with “intellectual disabilities” in the Georgia criminal code.  The bill does not change case law or policy but simply replaces an outdated and derogatory word.  So grateful to my House colleagues...READ MORE