The importance of transit is not news to Brookhaven, Sandy Springs, and Chamblee-- especially after the I-85 collapse-- but I'm excited to be taking part in the conversation on behalf of our community as we make real progress in regional transit. I am a proud co-sponsor of this monumental, bipartisan legislation and have been named to the House Transportation Subcommittee to review this bill and provide input as we work to craft the best transit policy for the State of Georgia. #HD80 #transit Should you have any thoughts or ideas regarding regional transit, please do not hesitate to email me at Meagan.Hanson@House.GA.Gov. ... See more
There are times when it’s right and proper to stop, look back at where we’ve been, and a...
I received a number of constituent emails asking me to support House Resolution 158, and I was happy to! Here’s a good article on the measure passed by the House today. #HD80
The Georgia House voted for a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the Legislature to require fees go toward their intended purposes.
The 2020 Census is coming! Did you know that for each person in Georgia that is NOT accounted for, we lose approximately $1,339 in funding allocation? I am honored to have been appointed by Governor Deal to the Complete Count Committee, a committee established by executive order to develop and coordinate a Census outreach program to increase awareness of the Census and encourage all citizens to participate! We’re having our first, very informative meeting now! #HD80 ... See more
It was an honor to have Brookhaven’s Police Chief Gary Yandura with members of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) at our Mental Day at the Capitol! Georgia is taking important actions to raise awareness of mental illness and is working to expand access to mental health services to our most vulnerable citizens, which includes students and children. This session, tackling Mental Health issues will be a top priority of the General Assembly, and I want to thank NAMI for kicking off this important policy discussion. #HD80 ... See more
I have already had two pages join me at the Capitol this year during the first few weeks of the Legislative Session. It was a pleasure to host Christina Diaz and Andrew Wyatt, and I hope they had a wonderful experience learning about our state government! If you or anyone you know may be interested in paging at the State Capitol, you can find more information here: http://www.house.ga.gov/en-US/HousePageProgram.aspx. ... See more
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Know someone who may be interested in being a State House page next session? Positions are limited, and applications begin to be processed on January 3, 2018! #HD80 Information found here: http://www.house.ga.gov/en-US/HousePageProgram.aspx ... See more
I’m spending lots of time at the Capitol these days, gearing up for the 2018 legislative session. The Gold Dome is dressed to the 9’s for the holidays!
Great to be with the Sandy Springs’ Leadership including Mayor Paul, the fire chief, police chief, city manager and city attorney as well as the Sandy Springs House and Senate delegation to discuss upcoming legislative issues. Thanks to the folks at The Weber School for hosting us at their beautiful campus! ... See more
👏🏼 Way to go, Sandy Springs, Georgia! 👏🏼 Over the last year, I have met and spoken with numerous #HD80 citizens who volunteer for or support the Humane Society and other rescue organizations. Puppy mills have been at the top of their list of concerns in Georgia. And, as an animal lover, I join them in those concerns. In response, Sandy Springs recently passed an ordinance banning pet stores from selling dogs and cars from breeding facilities. As the Sandy Springs ordinance’s preamble explains, “puppy and kitten mills are mass-breeding facilities that produce puppies and kittens with an emphasis on profit over welfare of the animal. These mills generally house these animals in overcrowded and unsanitary conditions without adequate veterinary care, food, water and socialization.” ... See more
Pet stores in Sandy Springs would be prohibited from selling dogs and cats from breeding facilities, and only allowed to host pet adoptions from rescue organizations, under a new city law in the wo…