The second annual “Business Owners Day at the Capital” got under way at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 31, 2013.
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For the second consecutive year, state Rep. Dar’shun Kendrick (D-Lithonia) facilitated an opportunity for local business owners in Georgia to share in an exchange of ideas with a bipartisan group of congressmen. “Business Owners Day at the Capitol” began at 7:30 a.m. Thursday in the Floyd Room of the West Twin Towers building at the state Capital. Kendrick was joined by fellow Democrats Rep. Karen Bennet (Stone Mountain) and Sen. Ron Ramsey (Decatur) and well as Republican Rep. Brett Harrell (Snellville). According to a press release from Kendrick’s office, the event offered business owners from across the state an opportunity to network with other business owners and to learn about what state and federal agencies are doing to support …
A lawmaker wants his colleagues under the Gold Dome to face mandatory drug testing.
A North Druid Hills lawmaker is proposing that members of the Georgia General Assembly face mandatory drug testing. State Rep. Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta) prefiled HB677 last month. Members who fail the tests would be subject to removal, under the proposed legislation. Holcomb said his bill is a response to another piece of prefiled legislation, HB668. Co-sponsored by Republican lawmaker Wendall Wilard of Sandy Springs, HB668 would require adults in families applying for state aid to face mandatory drug testing as a precondition. “It strikes me if the legislature is going to focus its attention on an issue like this, then we should lead by example,” Holcomb said. “If we’re going to require drug testing before Georgians can receive benefits, …