Today as we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy of civil rights and justice for all, let us keep his words in our hearts.
The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King Jr.
On Monday, January 8, 2018. The House convened for the second regular session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly. On Thursday, Governor Deal delivered his eighth and final State of the State address to a joint session of the House and Senate in the House Chamber.
The Appropriations Committees will hold joint budget hearings starting next Tuesday, January 16, 2018. I look forward to working with Governor Deal, my colleagues in the Senate, and our counterparts in the House as we tackle the important issue of passing a fiscally responsible budget.
The House and Senate also adopted an adjournment resolution, a measure that sets our legislative calendar through the first few weeks of session. As the session progresses, we will adopt one or more adjournment resolutions to set the remainder of the legislative calendar, and I will update you on our schedule as it evolves.
I hope you will take the opportunity to review my weekly updates to stay informed on legislative matters that affect our district and state.
I am always eager to hear from you. Please feel free to contact me at any time.
Week in Review
While we spent much of this first week of session taking up legislative business, my Senate colleagues and I also celebrated College Football Playoff National Championship Day at the Capitol.
On Monday, for the first time in Georgia’s history, our state hosted the College Football Playoff National Championship, where the University of Georgia Bulldogs played against University of Alabama’s Crimson Tide in Atlanta’s new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
Although the University of Georgia lost in the final minutes, it was a true honor for our state to host the National Championship Game.