LIGON: Update from the Capitol: Week 5

Senator William Ligon talks about Week 5 of the legislative session -->

COLUMN: You Embolden Your Elected Officials to Act Poorly

OPINION: Jessica Szilagyi talks about how our behavior toward elected officials fosters the environment for them to abuse their power and position.

SENATOR LIGON: Update from the Capitol: Week 4

Over the next few weeks, the legislature will work on taking the Governor’s budget recommendations and the requested funding needs for Georgia’s agencies by turning them into two bills, the amended budget for the 2020 Fiscal Year and the budget for the 2021 Fiscal Year. The General Assembly will not meet back in general session until Tuesday, Feb. 18, after these extended budget discussions take place.

Op Ed: Banning Fentanyl Analogues Is Good Policy For Communities Suffering From The Opioid...

OPINION: "This law is critical to ensuring that law enforcement around the country have the tools they need to fight the deadly opioid epidemic."

LIGON: Update from the Capitol: Week 3

Senator William Ligon talks about week 3 down at the state Capitol.

COLUMN: What School Choice Means to Me

OPINION: "Years of studies show that educational standards and test scores improve in districts that have broader school options."

COLUMN: Senator Thompson Introduces Bill to Aid Military Spouses

OPINION: Marc Hyden opines on the push to reform state laws impacting military spouses.

COLUMN: Who’s in charge here?

OPINION: Jessica Szilagyi talks about why citizens and elected officials share equal responsibility in maintaining the integrity of local governments.

COLUMN: “What a Difference a Year Makes”

OPINION: "Over the past year, the Commission endured a highly publicized investigation and resignation, a leadership vacuum and a leadership transition.  The Commission, nevertheless, persevered and achieved."

LIGON: Update from the Capitol: Week 2

" I, along with other members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, spent the week listening to Governor Brian Kemp and representatives from state agencies and departments to determine the most appropriate methods for moving forward with our budget. " - State Senator William Ligon