January 18, 2022

The Holland Report – 2022, Week 1

Last Monday, the Georgia Legislature headed back to the Gold Dome for the 2022 session. To be honest, it feels like we hardly had a break, with special session ending right around Thanksgiving! The atmosphere at the Capitol is still slightly subdued, with mask mandates, twice-weekly COVID testing and very limited guests in the building. On the other hand, all …

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January 12, 2022

City of Atlanta Joint House & Senate Delegation Meeting, 1/12/2022

AGENDA Welcome and Introductions – Senator Nan Orrock and Representative Betsy Holland Speakers on the topic of a proposed Buckhead City: Ed Lindsey, Committee for a United AtlantaMichael Handelman, Neighbors for a United AtlantaTom Gehl, Georgia Municipal AssociationKenyatta Mitchell, City of AtlantaErica Long, Atlanta Public SchoolsRobbie Ashe, Attorney, Bondurant Mixson ElmoreNew BusinessClosing

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November 29, 2021

Special Legislative Session Recap

The special session of the Georgia legislature finally wrapped on Monday, November 22. In addition to passing more than a dozen pieces of local legislation, the legislature also passed three new district maps – one for the state house, one for the state senate and one for the U.S. Congress. In the coming months, you’ll hear a lot of news …

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November 10, 2021

Fighting for Fair Maps

The House & Senate reconvened on November 3rd to vote on the maps proposed by the Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment Committee. Today, we voted on the House maps, which passed 99-79, almost entirely on party lines. Georgia experienced significant growth in the past ten years, and House District 54 grew by almost 30%! As you can see from the new map, …

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November 1, 2021

Voting, Redistricting, & Buckhead City, Oh My!

Tomorrow is Election Day! If you have not early or absentee voted, you must vote at your assigned polling location. You can find your location at the Georgia My Voter Page, as well as a sample ballot. Don’t forget your photo ID! Polling places are open 7 am – 7 pm. If you are in line by 7 pm, you must …

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November 1, 2021

My Statement on Buckhead City

Ever since GOP Representative Todd Jones of Cumming dropped a bill in the Georgia House to incorporate the neighborhood of Buckhead as its own city, discussion of the merits and challenges of a new Buckhead City have popped up wherever I go. I have and will continue to express serious concerns about the ramifications of this legislation. First, I’d like …

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October 18, 2021

See Me in Person or Virtually!

It’s a busy week! I’ll be speaking at three different events – I hope you can join me, either virtually or in person! Join me, Sen. Jen Jordan, Sen. Sonya Halpern, Sen. Nan Orrock, Rep. Shea Roberts, Rep. Stacey Evans, Rep. Erick Allen, & Rep. Becky Evans as we discuss the upcoming special legislative session on redistricting. (The special session convenes on Wednesday, November 3rd, at 10 am.) This …

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October 2, 2021

North Atlanta Town Hall on Redistricting

Join Rep. Betsy Holland, Sen. Jen Jordan, Sen. Sonya Halpern, Sen. Nan Orrock, Rep. Shea Roberts, Rep. Stacey Evans, Rep. Erick Allen, & Rep. Becky Evans as they discuss the upcoming special legislative session on redistricting.This event will be live at 2nd Ponce de Leon Baptist Church (2715 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30305 – MASKS REQUIRED) and streamed over …

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September 10, 2021

Happy Fall, everyone!

As the weather starts to turn a little cooler, my mind is turning to two big political events on the horizon – the Atlanta municipal elections and the upcoming special legislative session to redraw Georgia’s districts. I’m looking forward to chatting about these and other community issues at my listening session this Sunday. I hope you’ll consider joining us. Meanwhile, …

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July 2, 2021

Happy July 4th!

As we prepare to celebrate Independence Day, I cannot help but reflect on what a difference a year makes. Last year, we were still largely isolated from family and friends, unable to to hug our loved ones or gather for celebrations. I plan to be watching fireworks with my family and some close friends on Sunday night. I hope you’re making plans …

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