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August 9, 2018

 

Brookhaven, GA – Nearly fifty cities and counties across Georgia have added the Brunch Bill referendum to their November ballots. The bill, sponsored by Representative Meagan Hanson, gives municipalities the ability to hold a vote on allowing restaurants to serve alcohol beginning at 11:00 on Sunday mornings.

 

“I am thrilled that in the 80thHouse district, and across the state, we are taking action to help small businesses and part-time workers succeed,” Representative Meagan Hanson said. “When I ran to represent the district, I promised to deliver real results, and I look forward to continuing to do just  that next session.”

 

The small rollback from the current Sunday serving time of 12:30 PM to 11:00 AM is estimated to generate $100 million in revenue and increase wages of servers across the state.

 

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Meagan Hanson has represented House District 80 in the Georgia Assembly since 2016. Driven by her passion for her community and public service, Meagan ran to represent the 80thdistrict in the State House and has been working tirelessly to deliver results to improve the lives of families across the district. Meagan and her husband David live in Brookhaven with their dogs Beau, Lucy, and Winston Churchill.

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August 2, 2018

 

Representative Meagan Hanson Announced as Chair of House Study Committee

After carrying Resolution through House, Rep. Hanson chairs new committee on County Governance.

Brookhaven, GA – House Speaker David Ralston announced that Rep. Meagan Hanson will chair the House Study Committee on County Governance. The committee is a result of House Resolution 1429 which passed through the State House with bipartisan support.

“I am proud to have sponsored this resolution and look forward to delivering real solutions to this important problem. County governments across the state, specifically DeKalb County which is a large part of House District 80, have unfortunately been ripe for scandal and mismanagement,” said Hanson. “These problems lead to our tax dollars being wasted, and poor government services for all.”

For years, Representatives from both sides of the aisle have attempted move legislation on the issue of county governance to no avail. This new committee is the first step to ensuring that county governments work for the people, not the other way around.

“The DeKalb County CEO position is entrusted with more than a billion dollars with little oversight which has consistently lead to negative headlines in the news, ultimately affecting the county’s economic development opportunities. It’s time we find the best way to solve the problem and make things right. I look forward to working with my colleagues from across the state to find these solutions,” said Hanson.

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Meagan Hanson has represented House District 80 in the Georgia Assembly since 2016. Driven by her passion for her community and public service, Meagan ran to represent the 80thdistrict in the State House and has been working tirelessly to deliver results to improve the lives of families across the district ever since. Meagan and her husband David have lived in Brookhaven since before it was even a city, along with their dogs Beau, Lucy, and Winston Churchill.

Sandy Springs sets ‘Brunch Bill’ vote to extend Sunday alcohol sales

From: Atlanta Journal Constitution

At its Tuesday meeting, the City Council unanimously voted to place a referendum on the Nov. 6 ballot, which will allow citizens to decide if Sandy Springs will have earlier alcohol sales on Sunday.

This comes after Georgia passed Senate Bill 17, also known as the “Brunch Bill,” which allows municipalities to vote on the time in which they can serve alcohol on Sundays.

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“DeKalb County puts ‘Brunch Bill’ on the ballot”

From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

UPDATE: The DeKalb County Board of Commissioners unanimously approved the “Brunch Bill” referendum on Tuesday.

DeKalb County is expected to join the list of Georgia locales where residents will get a chance to approve earlier Sunday alcohol sales.

In May, Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law the “Brunch Bill” that allows voters to decide if adult beverages can be sold in their county or municipality at 11 a.m. on Sunday instead of 12:30 p.m. But governing agencies face a deadline to approve the referendum in time for it to go on the ballot this fall.

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Representative Meagan Hanson Delivers Real Results in the 2018 Legislative Session

Rep. Hanson brings a voice to the table for House District 80.

Brookhaven, GA – After the most recent legislative session, Representative Meagan Hanson reflected on the real results that were delivered to the people of House District 80.

I promised to bring a voice to the table for our district, and in the past two legislative sessions, that’s exactly what I’ve done. We’ve passed real reforms that are going to make commutes easier, keep more money in people’s pockets, and make education better for children across Georgia.”

Just a few of the Real Resultschampioned by Meagan in the 2018 Legislative Session, now Georgia law.

Meagan was a lead sponsor for Game Changing Transit Reform.

House Bill 930 will unite multiple transit systems into one efficient and improved authority under the umbrella of the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (ATL). We have already seen progress from HB 930 with Governor Deal announcing unprecedented state funding in the amount of $100million for the construction of Bus Rapid Transit Lanes that will cut back on traffic on 400.

Meagan sponsored A Better Brunch Bill.

Senate Bill 17, which was signed into law in May, allows local municipalities to hold a vote on serving alcohol at 11 AM on Sundays. This small rollback is projected to generate $100 million in revenue for Georgia businesses and is on local ballots across the state this fall.

Meagan sponsored legislation to Make County Governments Work for the People.

DeKalb County’s governance structure is the only one of its kind in Georgia, and it seems there are a number of inefficiencies and deficiencies associated with the elected CEO form of government. This bipartisan legislation created a committee to study the best forms of county governance, ensuring the government works for people, not the other way around.

Meagan worked to pass a Balanced Budget that…

  • Sets unprecedented levels of funding for K-12 Education.
  • Cuts the Georgia state income tax for the first time since 1937.
  • Includes $1.83B to improve our roads and bridges.

More of HD80’s successes from the 2018 Legislative Session can be found at: www.hansonforhouse.com

“I’m proud of the results we’ve delivered so far, but there is more to be done. I’m excited to continue my hard work for our community.”

-Rep. Meagan Hanson

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Meagan Hanson has represented House District 80 in the Georgia Assembly since 2016. Driven by her passion for her community and public service, Meagan ran to represent the 80thdistrict in the State House and has been working tirelessly to deliver results to improve the lives of families across the district ever since. Meagan and her husband David have lived in Brookhaven since before it was even a city, along with their dogs Beau, Lucy, and Winston Churchill.

 

Brookhaven, Georgia – Meagan Hanson, Republican candidate for Georgia House District 80, announced she received the endorsement of Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens.

“I’m proud to offer my full endorsement to Meagan Hanson in House District 80. Meagan will be a tenacious advocate for all Georgians, not just a select group of outsiders interested in propping up backbenchers. I know Meagan’s heart and loyalties rest in her district and with her neighbors above all else,” said Olens.

Hanson won the Republican nomination against two fellow Republicans in a tight primary election. Hanson is campaigning to replace Taylor Bennett, the second-string legislator who took the seat in a low-turnout special election. Hanson is eager to follow in the example set by Attorney General Olens and other leaders in Georgia citing Olens’ advocacy for government transparency and dedication to combating government regulation.

“To receive the support of such an important public servant as Attorney General Sam Olens is beyond humbling. His leadership in fighting for a limited, transparent government is an example I will follow,” Hanson said. “We don’t need a legislator controlled and funded by third party groups from outside Georgia. We need a leader who fights for our priorities and all the citizens of HD80, like Sam Olens has done for Georgia.”

The election for House District 80 takes place on Tuesday, November 8, 2016. Early voting in that election begins Monday, October 18.

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ABOUT MEAGAN HANSON
Meagan Hanson has been active in the community since moving to Atlanta. She has served in multiple leadership roles in various volunteer organizations. Meagan served as Chairman of a Junior League committee that lead efforts to fight the sex trafficking of women and children across the State of Georgia and was awarded the Volunteer of the Year award for her service. Meagan was the Chairman of the Georgia Young Republicans from 2012 to 2015 and has participated in multiple leadership programs related to her involvement in politics.

Meagan is an associate attorney with Boyd Collar Nolen & Tuggle, LLC. She and her husband, David, also an Atlanta attorney, were married in 2010. They are homeowners in Brookhaven where they live with their chocolate labradors, Beau and Lucy.

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From the Atlanta Journal Constitution:

“Hanson, showing impressive investigative skills, was able to trace the mail piece to a particular print house and from there to a bulk mail firm. She personally confronted employees at both places and ultimately was told that a woman named “Sally Carter” paid cash to have it delivered and was given a telephone number for said contact.”

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