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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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Week Twelve Update 2017

On Thursday, March 30, the House and Senate completed legislative day 40, the final day of the 2017 legislative session, also known as “sine die.” Sine die is a Latin term meaning “without assigning a day for further meeting.” As we convened this week for the final two days of the legislative session, we worked late into the night both days to ensure that important legislation for our state had every opportunity to be considered this year, and we passed ...
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Week Eleven Update 2017

The Georgia General Assembly reconvened under the Gold Dome on Monday, March 20 for day 36 of the 2017 legislative session. With sine less than a week away, the House had another busy week of reviewing legislation in committee hearings, voting on bills and resolutions on the House floor and giving final passage to several bills that will now be considered by Governor Deal. In these remaining days and weeks of the session, one might assume that our Capitol business ...
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Week Ten Update 2017

On Monday, March 13, my House colleagues and I resumed our legislative business on Capitol Hill for legislative day 32 and the tenth week of the 2017 legislative session. With only a few legislative days remaining to complete our work before sine die, the House had a packed legislative agenda this week. We continued meeting in committees to review bills and voted on significant pieces of legislation on the House floor. Sine die is around the corner, and the pace ...
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Week Nine Update 2017

On Monday, March 6th, we returned to the Gold Dome for legislative day 29, beginning the ninth week of the 2017 session. With Crossover Day behind us, the House went back to work this week and began to focus on legislation that was already passed by our counterparts in the Senate. We spent much of our time this week reviewing Senate bills in House committee meetings to ensure that each bill is fully vetted before its final passage. My colleagues ...
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Week Eight Update 2017

On Friday, March 3rd we reached legislative day 28, also known as “Crossover Day.” Crossover Day marks a crucial deadline for the Georgia General Assembly as this is the last day for bills to pass the legislative chamber from which they originated to remain eligible for consideration for the session. It’s typically one of the longest days of our legislative session. We worked into the night to pass meaningful and significant House bills to send to our Senate counterparts for ...
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