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Carter: Congress 'working toward' balanced budget

After his terms as mayor of Pooler and a member of the state General Assembly, Buddy Carter is learning his way around Washington, D.C., and the Capitol - literally.

March 17, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Lawmakers applaud harbor deepening backing

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Sens. Johnny Isakson and David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, applauded the inclusion of new construction funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the president's fiscal year 2016 budget.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Hitchens named vice chairman of Defense and Veteran Affairs

ATLANTA - The Georgia House of Representatives' Committee on Assignments named state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon) as the vice chairman of the Defense and Veterans Affairs Committee.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Burns to chair Game, Fish and Parks Committee

State Rep. Jon Burns (R-Newington) has received his committee assignments for the 2015 legislative session.

January 20, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


McMurry chosen to lead DOT

ATLANTA - Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry was elected by the 14-member State Transportation Board on Tuesday to be the new commissioner of the Transportation Department, effective immediately. As such, he will oversee a budget in excess of $2 billion and more than 4,100 employees.

January 20, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Lawmakers happy spending bill includes port deepening

WASHINGTON, D.C.- U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Savannah) and Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson applauded new construction funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project in the government spending bill passed by Congress over the weekend.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Carter, Perdue draw committee assignments

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Rep.-elect Earl L. "Buddy" Carter earned appointment to several key posts with seats on the Homeland Security, Education and the Workforce, and Oversight and Government Reform committees.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Hot-button issues await start of legislative session

Transportation funding and the use of cannabis oil to alleviate the medical conditions of children are expected to come up for deliberation when the General Assembly convenes next month, members of the local legislative delegation said.

December 09, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


For Allen, little rest since election win

There's been little down time for Rick Allen since Nov. 4.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


Joint study committee for medical marijuana use to hold final meeting

ATLANTA - The Joint Study Committee on Prescription of Medical Cannabis for Serious Medical Conditions will hold its final meeting Wednesday from 1-3 p.m. in room 341 of the State Capitol.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Chamber to host annual Eggs and Issues on Dec. 4

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its annual Eggs and Issues breakfast will be Dec. 4 at 7:30 a.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy on Highway 21 in Rincon. Reservations must be made by Dec. 1.

November 24, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Isakson to seek re-election to Senate

ATLANTA - Surrounded by family, supporters and many of Georgia's elected officials at the Georgia Capitol, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., announced Monday he will seek re-election to the U.S. Senate in 2016.

November 18, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


State House majority caucus picks leadership

ATLANTA - The House Republican Caucus met Monday and re-elected its key leaders. The Majority Caucus nominated House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and House Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones (R-Milton) as the caucus nominees for their current positions and re-elected Majority Leader Larry O'Neal (R-Bonaire), House Majority Whip Matt Ramsey (R-Peachtree City), Majority Caucus Chairman Matt Hatchett (R-Dublin), Majority Caucus Vice-Chairman Sam Teasley (R-Marietta) and Majority Caucus Secretary/Treasurer Allen Peake (R-Macon).

November 11, 2014 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Isakson to run again for Senate seat

STATESBORO-U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., has bumper stickers already printed with a new logo for his 2016 re-election bid, but is currently campaigning for shorter-term goals of having Republican candidate David Perdue join him in the U.S. Senate and for Republicans to gain a majority there.

November 05, 2014 | By Al Hackle | Georgia's elected


State putting focus on bringing in film industry

Georgia won't be saying "cut" anytime soon to television and movie producers.

November 05, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Georgia's elected


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Burns chosen as House majority leader

An office closer to the gold dome comes with the job of majority leader of the state House of Representatives, so Rep. Jon Burns was in Atlanta on Tuesday, moving his office contents from the second floor of the Capitol to the third.

May 13, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Governor signs $21.8 billion budget

Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law the bill establishing next year's $21.8 billion state budget, which will keep Georgia moving forward in education, public safety, economic development, health care and other key areas.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Deal signs medical marijuana proposal into law

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed HB 1, legislation that permits the use of medical cannabis oil to treat certain conditions. The law took effect immediately upon Deal's signature. Deal signed an executive order last month instructing state agencies, physicians and law enforcement officials to prepare for the law's enactment.

April 16, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


Carter pays visit to EHS

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter visited Effingham Health System recently.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Georgia's elected


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