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Eggs and Issues with State Representatives, Senator Lucas

Eggs and Issues with State Representatives, Senator Lucas

Join Georgia Senator David Lucas, State Representatives Susan Holmes, Bubber Epps and Bert Jones for April's Eggs and Issues breakfast.

That's on April 16 at 8:30 a.m. at Healy Point Country Club. 
$10 per person for a full breakfast.

Jones Co. commissioner wants 'blight' meeting changed

"Slum" and "blight" are two words most people wouldn't want used to describe their neighborhoods.

Public invited to Jones County candidate forum

Public invited to Jones County candidate forum

Monday

 April 28th, 2014

6:00pm

Jones County Courthouse

Invited Candidates:

BOE District One candidates

Tony Blash

Richard Cazort

Ken Hamilton

BOE District 3

J.D. Collins

Nancy Nash

Brady Skinner

Senate District 25 Democratic primary

David Lucas (incumbent)

Miriam Paris

State Rep. Dist. 144 (will not be on ballot until November)

Bubba Epps (incumbent) (R)
Joyce Denson (D) 

Jones County candidates qualify for May election

Jones County candidates qualify for May election

Jones County candidates have qualified for the non-partisan May election and you'll see them on the ballot.

Voting is on May 20.

BOARD OF EDUCATION, CHAIR

GINGER J. BAILEY (incumbent)

BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 1

TONY G. BLASH

RICHARD CAZORT

KEN HAMILTON

BOARD OF EDUCATION, DISTRICT 3

J.D. COLLINS

NANCY GREENE NASH

BRADY SKINNER

SPLOST Question

Senator Burt Jones' update from the Capitol

Senator Burt Jones' update from the Capitol

We have officially passed the halfway mark of the 2014 Legislative Session.  We have only 14 legislative days left, and are well on our way to Crossover Day – the last day a bill can pass to the opposite chamber. Any bill that does not receive a passing vote in its original chamber cannot move on in the legislative process. The calendar has been finalized and Sine Die, meaning the last legislative day, will be Thursday, March 20th.  With Crossover Day set for March 3, the General Assembly remains busy preparing the Fiscal Year 2015 General Budget and passing legislation.

Governor Deal proposes $42B budget, more education funding

Governor Deal proposes $42B budget, more education funding

A $42.3 billion budget plan from Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal would increase spending on education as the economy slowly recovers from a deep recession.

Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia

Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) - After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. The laws are among a small number of major bills that become law with the new year. Others include rules requiring all new day care employees to undergo more exhaustive background checks, as well as a requirement that schools provide information about concussion risks to parents. While the ethics laws set the first state limits on how much a lobbyist can spend, there remain considerable loopholes and questions about how it will all be enforced. Under the new laws, lobbyists will not be able to spend more than $75 at a time. Previously, lobbyists could spend as much as they wanted as long as it was noted on disclosure reports filed with the state. (Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.