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I participated in Take Your Legislator To Work Day.

October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month! I was honored to be asked to participate in Take Your Legislator To Work Day. The program is led by APSE: The Association of People Supporting Employment First. This organization created the program to raise awareness of the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities, and to show that employment should be the preferred outcome of publicly funded services for people with disabilities. I got the pleasure of going to work with Hannah Hibben at the ...
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Recovering from Hurricane Irma and Improvements in Education.

Hurricane Irma: Citizens and States come together I hope everyone in District 109 is doing well and recovering from Hurricane Irma. It was more than a trying time for us, and most of all for the evacuees in search of refuge in our state. It was encouraging to see our state working together in that time of crisis. I applaud the deputies, city employees, power linemen, hospital workers, helpful citizens, and everyone else who was instrumental in responding to the ...
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House Resolution 798 and The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program.

On March 30, 2017, the House passed House Resolution 798. The purpose of this resolution is to create a committee tasked with studying the conditions, needs, and issues surrounding Low-Income Housing Tax Credit (LIHTC) program in order to determine its effectiveness. I serve as chairperson of this committee. "What is the Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program?" The LIHTC program was established to incentivize and encourage developers and investors to create affordable housing. Developers receive federal income tax credits under this ...
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District 109 Updates That Concern You

McDonough Opens Former Courthouse For Community Input- McDonough city officials are asking for your input on how to use the former Municipal Court building located on Macon Street. Some have suggested that it be turned into a museum or even some kind of community facility. This is an opportunity for you to get involved in improving the community and learn about fellow citizens' concerns. What do you think this building should be used for? If you have any ideas on ...
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Recent Education Bills and How They Will Affect You.

If you are a parent or a concerned citizen, I'm sure you are always thinking about growth in the education system. It is vital that our state's young population get all of the education opportunities needed to grow into productive adults. In the 2017-2018 Legislative Session, my colleagues and I voted several bills into law that will help our young Georgia citizens to make even bigger strides. Read some highlights from this year's session below. House Bill 338- Additional help ...
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2017 McDonough Geranium Festival

The 40th Annual Geranium Festival is this Saturday, May 20th—9am to 5pm. This free street festival has been a McDonough citizen favorite for many years now, and you should plan to check it out. Have you never been? You can expect local artisans, activities for kids, festival food, and a fun day with family and friends on the McDonough Square. Parking is also free for this event! You can park at the Henry County High School and take a shuttle ...
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