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Independent transportation study confirms new projects ‘move the needle’ across Georgia

Gov. Nathan Deal today previewed findings by an independent, nationally recognized transportation firm, which conclude that new infrastructure investments statewide will improve safety, reduce congestion and have a positive economic impact on Georgia. The final study, performed by Cambridge Systematics and scheduled for release later this month, analyzed the potential impact of 11 planned projects throughout the state over the next decade.

Rep. Tom Graves Votes to Fund SHEP, Sink EPA Water Proposal, Shoot Down Gun...

Tom Graves (R-GA-14) voted for and the House Appropriations Committee today passed the fiscal year 2017 Energy and Water Appropriations bill, which includes provisions that provide funding for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP), prohibit implementation of the proposed “Waters of the U.S.” rule and prohibit funding of gun control efforts on Army Corps of Engineers land.

HOUSE VOTES TO NAME GAINESVILLE COURTHOUSE IN HONOR OF JUDGE SIDNEY SMITH

The House of Representatives voted to name thefederal building and courthouse in Gainesville, Georgia, after Judge Sidney Oslin Smith, Jr.. Congressman Collins, who sponsored the bill, made the following statement on the House floor in support of the bill

Rep. Johnson Joins Bipartisan Group of Current & Former Senators & House Members to...

44 Current & Former Senators & 164 Current & Former House Members from 38 States Filed An Amicus Brief To Support President Obama’s Clean Power Plan in Case Currently Before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, & Defend EPA’s Authority To Protect Public Health and the Environment by Regulating New Pollutants In Keeping With The Intention Of The Clean Air Act Of 1970

The Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® 2016 Million Dollar Club Produces Over $25 Billion...

Each year, the Atlanta Commercial Board of REALTORS® honors the members who have sold over $4 million dollars in commercial real estate through recognition in the annual Million Dollar Club Banquet. The 2016 Club included 504 members who produced over $25 billion in commercial real estate transactions, the highest in Board history.

US EPA Administrator Delivers Remarks at Atlanta Conference on College Students Helping Underserved Communities...

U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy provided opening remarks at the EPA Region 4 conference about the College/Underserved Community Partnership Program (CUPP) at the Sam Nunn Federal Center in Atlanta, Ga. Through CUPP, college and university students provide technical support to underserved communities at no cost to them

Atlanta Ranks 4th on EPA’s List of Cities with the Most Energy Star Certified...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced its eighth-annual “Top Cities” list, which ranks the 25 U.S. metropolitan areas with the most Energy Star certified commercial buildings in the preceding calendar year with Atlanta ranking fourth. The Top Cities list illustrates how cities across America are embracing energy efficiency as a proven path to financial savings and a healthier environment.

EPA Honors Eight Georgia Organizations with 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year for...

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) are honoring 149 businesses and organizations in 35 states for their commitment to saving energy and protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency achievements.

Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Wins Inaugural Southface Fulcrum Award

The Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District (Metro Water District) has been named a Fulcrum Award winner by Southface in recognition of the tremendous progress the region has made in water conservation and stewardship.

Mayor Kasim Reed and Invest Atlanta Board of Directors Approve Resolution to Support Major...

Mayor Kasim Reed and the Invest Atlanta Board of Directors unanimously approved a resolution to issue up to $150,000,000 in lease purchase revenue bonds to finance major renovations to the Georgia-Pacific building in downtown Atlanta. Georgia-Pacific will reconfigure 23 floors of its headquarters building. The company cited the ability to acquire, reconstruct and install the improvements as a major factor in its decision to maintain 2,600 employees in Atlanta and add up to 600 new jobs.

Rep. Tom Graves: We’re Building a Legal Wall Against Executive Amnesty

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed H.Res. 639, legislation authorizing the Speaker to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House of Representatives in the court case Texas v. United States, in which 26 states, including Georgia, sued the Obama administration over its program to extend legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.

Palazzo, Bishop, Ashford Introduce Small Public Housing Legislation

U.S. Congressmen Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), Sanford Bishop (D-Georgia), and Brad Ashford (D-Nebraska) introduced The Small Public Housing Agency Opportunity Act of 2016 (H.R. 4816), bipartisan legislation addressing the administrative burdens facing small and rural housing authorities across the country

We’re Building a Legal Wall Against Executive Amnesty

Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) today voted for and the House passed H.Res. 639, legislation authorizing the Speaker to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House of Representatives in the court case Texas v. United States, in which 26 states, including Georgia, sued the Obama administration over its program to extend legal status to millions of illegal immigrants.

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® Releases February 2016 Statistics on Housing Market

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® (ABR), the largest association of its kind in Georgia, released its February 2016 Market Brief on residential housing statistics for 11 area counties in metro-Atlanta. Market Brief, now compiled by First Multiple Listing Service (FMLS), provides the only regionally focused synopsis of monthly sales and home prices for single family residential properties.

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® 2015 Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club Announces Top Producers

The Atlanta Board of REALTORS® premier event of the year, the annual Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club Banquet was held March 4th at the Georgia Aquarium. The sold out event brought together nearly 1,000 of the finest in the Atlanta real estate industry to celebrate the 2015 Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club (MMDSC).

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Mayor Kasim Reed Advances $380 Million in New Transportation Infrastructure Spending...

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the Atlanta City Council has voted 13 to 1 to approve a measure to put a special local option sales tax (TSPLOST) referendum on the November ballot to fund transportation related infrastructure projects throughout the City of Atlanta. The ballot referendum will ask Atlanta voters to authorize a 0.4 percent sales tax increase for a five-year period. The TSPLOST is projected to generate approximately $260 million, which will be leveraged to generate additional matching funds.

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HUD ANNOUNCES DISASTER ASSISTANCE FOR GEORGIA STORM VICTIMS

U.S. Housing and Urban Development today announced HUD will speed federal disaster assistance to the State of Georgia and provide support to homeowners and low-income renters forced from their homes due to Hurricane Irma.