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Week 1 of Georgia General Assembly

Matt Ramsey's picture

Two weeks ago saw the 2011 term of the Georgia General Assembly gaveled into session. However, it was certainly the most unusual start to a legislative session in my short career.

There was tremendous uncertainty with the weather on the eve of session as snow and ice began to fall. However, the Georgia Constitution does not have any provision for bad weather and states we SHALL convene on the second Monday in January. Read More»

Notes from the Senate: Double-digit revenue increase best in 24 months

Sen. Ronnie Chance's picture

Double digit increase best in 24 months - $48.2 million or 46 percent

State revenues took a jump in one of the two months normally associated with the Christmas buying season gaining 10.9 percent over December of 2009 for a total for the month of $1.55 billion or up $152.8 million.

I don’t recall a month anywhere near this increase for at least the past two years when virtually every month was under the same month a year before. Later in the column, we will try to put this six-month trend in perspective, but December certainly topped any expectations. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Jan. 24, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

Annual survey now online, confiscated items up for auction, eagle scout achievements, and more! Read More»

Fayette as tax donor county, gun show, city survey

Don Haddix's picture

A new year means new and old challenges, some changes and looking at the 2012 budget and millage rates. So, as always, a lot to do.

Here we go again, as reported in The Citizen, Georgia House Speaker Ralston has intervened into the operation of the Transportation Roundtable because he had concerns over getting the tax passed. It resulted in Mayor Reed, of Atlanta, being put on the Executive Committee. So much for the legislature not getting involved in the process after passage of the bill. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of January 10, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

The weather outside is frightful, but a big thank you to the crews (Public Works & Public Safety) out working on this snow day. Peachtree City offices are closed today, and following the holidays, Wednesday will be a busy Municipal Court day, so remember that online payment is an option. Also a golf cart safety reminder Read More»

2011 Georgia General Assembly session to convene next week

Matt Ramsey's picture

With the recent flip of the calendar from 2010 to 2011, it is almost time for the Georgia General Assembly to convene again for its annual 40 day session beginning on Jan. 10.

I wanted to take the opportunity to give a preview of some of the prominent issues that will be considered by the state House and Senate this year. Before I do that, however, I would like to wish all of the readers of this column a very blessed and happy new year. I would also like to again say thank you to the citizens of Fayette County for giving me the opportunity to serve our home in the state House. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of January 3, 2011

Betsy Tyler's picture

Happy New Year! Busy week for a quiet month - Council workshop Tuesday and regular meeting Thursday, Fire Department Open House Wednesday, Father Daughter Dance Registration begins, and Senior Homestead Exemption registration underway. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Dec. 27

Betsy Tyler's picture

Things are a little slow this week, but we're gearing up for the new year - City Hall Closed on Friday, Christmas Tree Recycling is January 8, gas golf cart ban back on January 20 agenda, and status reports on the South 74 Baseball/Soccer Complex traffic signal efforts and the City Manager search. Read More»

Peachtree City UPDATES - Week of Dec. 13, 2010

Betsy Tyler's picture

City Manager Retirement Party this Friday, safety reminders for cold weather and holidays. Read More»

Haddix on names, walking signs, gas golf carts

Don Haddix's picture

It has been busy with a lot of issues being discussed, researched and pursued. So being the end of year, it is time for another update.

Walking signs are an issue the majority want banned on the right of ways, etc. Our sign ordinance has been one of the most desirable features for Peachtree City. Because the economy is bad, we have an excess of retail space in the city and not all stores have high visibility on highways, [but that] is not a reason to abandon either our sign ordinance or the principles which it contains. Read More»