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

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 […]

‘Crossover Day’ was eventful at the state Capitol’

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” […]

Peachtree City UPDATES – Week of March 12, 2012

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 . . . […]

Peachtree City UPDATES – Week of March 5, 2012

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 […]

Jobs announcement great news for Georgia’s economy

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 […]

Peachtree City UPDATES – Week of February 20, 2012

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 […]

Georgia House of Representatives, Week 1

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 […]

Peachtree City UPDATES – Week of Jan. 9, 2012

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 The Peachtree City Library will be closed Friday, January 13, through Monday, January 16, for a major […]

Peachtree City UPDATES – Week of Jan. 3, 2012

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 The Mayor and Council meet this Thursday, January 5, 7:00 p.m., at City Hall. The public is welcome, and the meeting will be streamed live and […]

Peachtree City UPDATES – Week of Dec. 19, 2011

Tree Removal – Permit Required, Process Revamped for 2012 Effective January 1, Peachtree City residents will have a new process when applying for tree removal permits on residential property. The purpose of these changes is to streamline the application process and to put the burden to provide accurate information to the City on property owners […]