2010 Session Accomplishments

May 8, 2010

The People’s Business By President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams May 5, 2010 At the end of what has been one of the longest sessions in state history, legislators have delivered a balanced budget, lower taxes and a more streamlined state government. In January, we faced the worst economic climate since the Great Depression, complete with […]

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Sen. Tommie Williams Qualifies for Re-Election

April 26, 2010

Senate President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams qualified for re-election earlier today. He will filed the necessary paper work at the state capital to run again for senate district 19 located in south east Georgia. “It has been an honor to serve my neighbors and fellow citizens of our great state in the senate” said Sen. […]

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The People’s Business: Day 37

April 25, 2010

As the 2010 Legislative Session begins to wind down, the Senate and House have worked with unprecedented coordination on key issues important to Georgia. While this has been one of our most challenging years in state history, the Senate has delivered on its promise to focus on our top priorities and pass a balanced budget, […]

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The People’s Business: HB 1055

April 15, 2010

The legislature returned for another busy week and tackled many important issues facing our state. We have passed some good legislation this year and have made good progress on passing a balanced budget, which we hope to have finished soon. This has been a very challenging year. I am proud that we still have a […]

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Sen. Williams Speaks on SB 529

April 10, 2010
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The People’s Business: Crossover Day 2010

March 29, 2010

The People’s Business By President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams March 25, 2010 The Georgia Legislature is quickly approaching the end of the 2010 Legislative Session. We wrapped up this week with Day 30, known as Crossover Day and the last day for Senate bills to pass over to the House of Representatives. The Senate has […]

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Producing Postitive Results

March 13, 2010

The People’s Business By President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams March 15, 2010 Despite what you hear about tight budgets, declining revenues, and the difficult economic climate, the Georgia Senate has found ways to move Georgia forward and produce positive results for our citizens. Just like you and your families, the legislature must find ways to […]

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Grade Schools like We Grade Kids

February 22, 2010

When parents send their child to school, they want to know their child is in an academic environment with a high learning standard that encourages growth and development. Right now, all they have to go on is reputation. In Georgia, we have a fuzzy system of ranking schools based on test scores and graduation rates. […]

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Sen. Williams Thanks all Senators for Taking Additional Voluntary Furlough Days

January 26, 2010

January 27, 2010 Leading by Example, Williams Thanks all Senators for Taking Additional Voluntary Furlough Days ATLANTA (Jan. 27, 2010) – President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams (R-Lyons) spoke to the entire Senate body today thanking each senator who volunteered to take six additional furlough days through the end of the fiscal year. Those who took […]

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The Start of the 2010 Session

January 22, 2010

The People’s Business By President Pro Tempore Tommie Williams January 22, 2010 As we begin a new session under the Gold Dome, there are many issues on the minds of lawmakers that will have a significant impact on you, your families and all of Georgia. Obviously the first and most important issue is balancing the […]

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