Georgia Sen. Ed Harbison talks about the death of Major General Harold Greene, who was killed by a suspected Afghan soldier on a military base.
The Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus congratulates Democratic State Senators who won contested primaries last night. Each and every one of you has been an immense asset to the State of Georgia and through your hard work will return in 2015 to continue working to create a strong and prosperous Georgia with good, high-paying jobs, a strong educational system, and an honest government that works for everone.
as well as all the incumbent Democratic Senators who won reelection without opposition.
The Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus congratulates Augusta's next Mayor, Sen. Hardie Davis. Mayor-Elect Davis will be an invaluable asset to the people of Augusta and will work tirelessly for and accountable, transparent and collaborative government, economic growth and job creation, public safety throughout Augusta, and stronger public schools.
The Georgia Senate Democratic Caucus is proud to welcome 42nd Senate District nominee Elena Parent. The Caucus is excited to work with Elena to help rebuild our economy for working families, increase educational opportunities, fight for crucial investments in transportation, and stand up for a government that works for Georgians, not deep-pocketed special interests.
Georgia’s 2014 Legislative Session is over, but its impact will be felt for some time.
The 18-member Senate Democratic Caucus entered this legislative term one member shy of its ability to block constitutional amendments. While Democratic numbers haven’t allowed the caucus to block simple majority bills on the floor for some years, this was the first time Democrats worked within a Republican Super Majority.
Additionally, passing Democratic legislation faced greater odds this year because of Sen. Jason Carter’s announced bid to replace Republican Governor Nathan Deal. GOP political maneuvering for the November elections was at an all-time high.
Despite these overwhelming odds, Senate Democrats worked as a team on priority legislation that would improve access and funding for education, create jobs and foster an environment for economic growth, while working towards honest and transparent government.
The majority of bills in the Democratic Caucus’ legislative package were never given a committee hearing. Still, there were legislative successes, measured both by passing and working to defeat legislation and in obtaining funding for critical programs.
The attached document recaps the Senate Democratic Caucus’ work in 2014.