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Sen. P.K. Martin to Host Final Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee Meeting

Sen. P.K. Martin to Host Final Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee Meeting   ATLANTA (October 24, 2017) | Sen. P.K. Martin (R – Lawrenceville) and members of the Senate IT Corridors Study Committee will hold their final meeting on Monday, October 30, 2017, from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.,at Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, Georgia.   “Seeing the opportunities for IT corridors around the state has been wonderful,” said Sen. Martin. “These meetings have been valuable in gaining insight and learning about what our state can improve on in regards to technology infrastructure, education and economic development. I’m looking forward to…READ MORE

Martin Talks Amazon, Economic Drivers During Second Senate Information Technology Corridors Committee Meeting

For Immediate Release Monday, October 9, 2017   Martin Talks Amazon, Economic Drivers During Second Senate Information Technology Corridors Committee Meeting   (Lawrenceville, GA) – Senator P.K. Martin (R-9) kicked off the second Senate Information Technology Corridors in Georgia Study Committee Meeting on Monday, October 2, in Savannah by commenting on Amazon’s search for a new headquarters. “We all now know that Amazon is looking for a location for its second North American headquarters,” said Martin.  “This puts a focus on the work we are doing. Thanks to the good work of our current and past Economic Development and Science & Technology chairs, in…READ MORE

SEN. P.K. MARTIN EARNS ‘A’ RATING FROM GEORGIA CENTER FOR OPPORTUNITY

For Immediate Release Thursday, June 8, 2017 (Lawrenceville, GA) – Recently, the Georgia Center for Opportunity – an organization committed to expanding education options for parents and students – released their annual Legislator Report Card. Legislator’s scores were based on four votes during the 2017 Legislative Session that would have expanded or enhanced education options for students. Senator P.K. Martin earned an ‘A’ rating.   “During my time in public office, I have worked tirelessly to enhance educational outcomes by empowering parents, enhancing choice, and ensuring local control,” said Sen. Martin. “Like The Georgia Center for Opportunity, I believe that every child deserves a…READ MORE

P.K. MARTIN APPPOINTED TO SERVE ON HOUSE AND SENATE FISCAL AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITEE

(Lawrenceville, GA) – This week, Senator P.K. Martin was appointed by Governor Deal to serve on the Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee of the House and Senate. The Governor has called a meeting of this committee on June 13th. The Fiscal Affairs Subcommittee of the House and Senate has members appointed by the Governor, Lt. Governor and the Speaker of the House. The Committee’s responsibility is to approve the transfer of funds within the state’s budget and typically meets once a year prior to the beginning of the next fiscal year. Said Sen. Martin, “I look forward to serving on this Committee and appreciate the appointment by…READ MORE

40 Days

Friends, After 40 legislative days at the State Capitol, the Georgia Senate is adjourned Sine Die. Here are a few highlights from the 2017 Legislative Session: HB9 – Sanctuary Campuses  The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation to defund any public or private university that refuses to comply with immigration officials and immigrations laws. HB9 is an important step towards keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe on campus. HB44 – FY2018 Budget As constitutionally mandated, the legislature passed (and the Governor signed) a balanced budget for fiscal year 2018 that prioritizes education, transportation, and public safety. The $25 billion budget includes well-deserved pay raises for…READ MORE

Legislative Update

Friends, Sine Die (adjournment) is March 30 and Georgia lawmakers are working around the clock to advance legislation and ensure favorable passage before the gavel raps at Midnight. General Assembly Passes 2018 Budget Earlier this week, the General Assembly fulfilled their constitutional duty by passing a balanced budget for Fiscal Year 2018.  HB44, which prioritizes education, transportation, includes pay raises for teachers, law enforcement officers, and DFCS case workers. The FY2018 Budget also includes funding for the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice’s first Transition Center and Transportation Hub, which will be built in Gwinnett County. Through this Transition Center, we can turn troubled teens into well-adjusted…READ MORE

HEARING AID COVERAGE FOR CHILDREN ACT’ WILL RECEIVE A SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING MONDAY

SEN. P.K. MARTIN’S ‘HEARING AID COVERAGE FOR CHILDREN ACT’ WILL RECEIVE A SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING MONDAY   (Lawrenceville, GA) – Last week, Senator P.K. Martin introduced Senate Bill 206, the ‘Hearing Aid Coverage for Children Act,’ which will require health plans to provide coverage for hearing aids for children who are deaf or have hearing impairments. The Senate Insurance and Labor Committee will have a hearing on SB 206 on Monday. The Committee hearing will be open to individuals who wish to testify on the legislation.   Sen. Martin worked closely with the organization Let Georgia Hear, a parent-led organization, committed to improving access…READ MORE



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