Politics: Dempsey, Coomer get House study committee chairs; Kelley named to panel. Also: State’s May revenue totals up 9.9%

Politics: Dempsey, Coomer get House study committee chairs; Kelley named to panel. Also: State’s May revenue totals up 9.9%

 

Media release: State Rep. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome, DempseyKatie92has been named chair of the  House Study Committee on Mental Illness Initiative, Reform, Public Health and Safety, according to House Speaker David Ralston’s office. Joining Dempsey on the panel is Rep. Trey Kelley, R-Cedartown. The membership:

  • Katie Dempsey – Chair (R-Rome)
  • Kim Alexander – Vice Chair (D-Hiram)
  • Joyce Chandler (R-Grayson)
  • Trey Kelley (R-Cedartown)
  • Mary Margaret Oliver (D-Decatur)

    Kelley
    Kelley

This study committee is created by House Resolution 1093 and will study efforts in treating and supporting mentally ill individuals, community based housing, residential mental health facilities and county and municipality care infrastructures.

Ralston also named state Rep. Christian Coomer, R-Cartersville, to chair the House Study Committee on Regional Transit Solutions. Also on the panel:

  • Chuck Martin – Vice Chair (R-Alpharetta)
  • John Carson (R-Marietta)
  • Chuck Efstration (R-Dacula)
  • Mike Glanton (D-Jonesboro)
  • Calvin Smyre (D-Columbus)
  • Tom Taylor (R-Dunwoody)

This study committee is created by House Resolution 1605 and will study whether fundamental reforms are necessary to ensure the establishment of a comprehensive region-wide solution which will service the growing needs of the metropolitan Atlanta region.

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday announced that Georgia’s net tax collections for May totaled roughly $1.56 billion, for an increase of $58.6 million, or 4.1 percent, over May 2015. Year-to-date, net tax revenue collections totaled nearly $18.91 billion, for an overall increase of $1.7 billion, or 9.9 percent, compared to May 2015, when net tax revenues totaled $17.21 billion. Expanded release. 

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