Sunday, March 10, 2013
First offender information on applicants will now be given to home care providers.
Sunday, March 10
Sen. John Albers (R –Roswell) is happy about the passage of Senate Bill 207 last week, which allows private home care providers to obtain first offenders information on potential job applicants. The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 47 to 4. It is now headed to the state House of Representatives for consideration. "I am pleased by the Senate’s favorable consideration of Senate Bill 207 in the Senate today," said Albers, who sponsored the bill. "The passage of this legislation is an important safeguard against abuse in the private home care setting and seeks to protect our state’s most vulnerable citizens." According to a recent press release, under the Georgia First Offender Act, individuals are allowed to opt-out of reporting a felony …
Monday, February 25, 2013
The committee will help advance a conservative agenda.
Monday, February 25
An announcement Monday, Feb. 25, by the Georgia State Senate says Sen. John Albers (R –Roswell) and several other select Republican senators are a part of the new Georgia Senate Republican Study Committee (RSC), which mirrors the national RSC. "I’m honored to serve on the Georgia Senate Republican Study Committee," said Albers. "I look forward to working with my colleagues to advance conservative policy solutions that respond to the needs of the people." The Georgia RSC is committed to advancing a strong, conservative agenda in the State Senate, according to the press release. Below are the Georgia RSC founding principles: Sen. William Ligon and Sen. Barry Loudermilk are joining Albers in spearheading the effort. Georgia RSC will meet …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Sen. John Albers proposed a State Senate resolution that would amend the Georgia Constitution to allow for the Milton County re-creation.
Like so many in North Fulton, Sen. John Albers (R- Roswell) wants to see the return of Milton County - sooner than later. Albers introduced Senate Resolution 273 yesterday, Wednesday, Feb. 20. If passed, the resolution would propose an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Georgia to allow for the re-creation of Milton County, according to information from the State Senate press office. The Georgia Constitution caps the number of counties at 159. An amendment is "required to merge, consolidate or divide local governments." If approved by a supermajority of the General Assembly, as well as the voters, Senate Resolution 273 would allow any former counties, such as Milton, to be exempt from the cap, said the press release. "I am …
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The meeting will be this weekend.
Wednesday, February 20
State Sen. John Albers will hold a town hall meeting in Sandy Springs on Saturday to discuss priorities set for the 2013 Legislative Session. The town hall meeting will be held from 11 a.m.- noon at Sandy Springs City Hall, 7840 Roswell Road in Council Chambers. For more information visit www.senatoralbers.com.
Friday, January 18, 2013
If approved by voters, the phase out would be complete by 2027.
In his first week back at the capitol for the current legislative session, Sen. John Albers (R- Roswell) co-sponsored Senate Resolution 8, a proposal that would create a constitutional amendment to phase out the Georgia State Income Tax, according to a Georgia Senate press release. “Eliminating the state income tax is the right thing to do for Georgia,” said Sen. Albers. “I am optimistic that my colleagues in both chambers will recognize the significance of eliminating Georgia’s income tax to support job creation and reduce the burden on our taxpayers.” According to the release, many economists suggest that one of the most effective ways to promote job creation is to systematically eliminate the state income tax. While several states do …
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Incumbent Republican State Senator won re-election to State Senate District 56 in 2012.
Sen. John Albers said he was, "feeling confident," just hours before the polls closed on election night, Nov. 6. As it stands it seems the Republican State Senator from District 56 had a reason to be confident. His constituency which includes the citizens of Roswell, Sandy Springs, Milton, Alpharetta, Mountain Park and Johns Creek overwhelmingly voted to keep Senator Albers in office. At the single precinct that lies within Cherokee County, Sen. John Albers beat his Democrat challenger Akhtar Sadiq handedly with 2402 votes to 760 votes. In Fulton County, incumbent Senator Albers had an even larger margin to victory. He won 66% to Sadiq's 34% according to the Fulton County Elections office with nearly 60,000 votes cast. While holding a …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Local incumbents keeps their seats in the State Senate and U.S. House of Representatives.
It was a long night Tuesday, but when the votes were all totaled U.S. Congressman Tom Price, Sen. John Albers and the Roswell bond referendum all came out on top. With 65.24 percent of the approval vote, the Roswell bond referendum passed rather easily. The $14.7 million set to be borrowed by the city has been promised by local leaders to fund transportation improvements at Ga 400/Holcomb Bridge Road, a new fire station and an indoor aquatic center, among other items. Republican Price defeated Democratic opponent Jeff Kazanow with 64.34 percent of the vote in the U.S. Representative District 6 race. Albers, also a Republican, bested Democrat Akhtar Sadiq with 65.62 percent of the vote in the State Senate District 56 race. Albers told Patch…
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
State Sen. John Albers & challenger Akhtar Sadiq face off at JCHS forum.
Bringing jobs to Georgia and improving education were on the minds of State Senate candidates at a voter information forum at Johns Creek High School on Tuesday night. State Sen. John Albers (R-District 56) faced his Democratic challenger, Akhtar Sadiq, during a question-and-answer session moderated by Johns Creek City Council Member Ivan Figueroa. When asked what his top priorities would be if re-elected, Albers said he would continue what he had already been doing – creating jobs. He said that would be accomplished by lowering taxes and reducing regulatory burdens. He pointed out that he had participated in a commission to lure jobs to Georgia. Sadiq said his top priority was revitalizing the HOPE scholarship. He claimed that his …
Sunday, October 21, 2012
The meeting will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) will host a Town Hall meeting and breakfast on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Warrior Service Center in Roswell, which serves as a combined effort by the Roswell American Legion and VFW to care for our military members, veterans and their families. During the meeting Albers will discuss ideas for the upcoming legislative session and facilitate dialogue between North Fulton and Cherokee County residents. All citizens are invited to attend and discuss solutions to make Georgia a better place to live, work and raise a family. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the Roswell American Legion – VFW Warrior Service Center, 140 Dobbs Drive in Roswell. Additional information can be found on Albers …
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Sen. John Albers was one of approximately 140 state officials to visit pre-K classrooms as part of Georgia’s Pre-K week, last week.
Sunday, October 7, 2012
To celebrate Georgia’s Pre-K program and its 20th Anniversary, Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) recently read to a group of preschool students at Young Life Academy in Roswell. Oct. 1- Oct. 5 is recognized as the state’s 2nd annual Georgia Pre-K Week; sponsored by Voices for Georgia’s Children, a child advocacy organization and its Pre-K Week partners. “It was an honor to witness the work that Georgia’s Pre-K program is doing to prepare our youngest learners for the challenges of tomorrow,” said Albers. “Early childhood education is essential to providing the building blocks for success, and helping Georgia’s students compete with their peers around the globe.” During his visit, Albers participated in learning activities with the children, …