October 11, 2020

What’s on my ballot?

Amendments Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended so as to authorize the General Assembly to dedicate revenues derived from fees or taxes to the public purpose for which such fees or taxes were intended? (HR 164, Act No. 597) I’m a YES for this amendment as it will rightfully direct certain fees collected for environmental programs as was originally intended. Shall the Constitution …

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October 4, 2020

On Crime

Crime is a hot topic right now in House District 54 and across the state. Our community is in Atlanta Police Department Zone 2, and there is some good news to report here – most crime is actually down over this time last year. However, aggravated assaults are on the rise. Managing the APD and enforcing the law is predominately …

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September 24, 2020

My Voting Record

Recently, I’ve seen a lot of attacks and accusations from my Republican opponent about my voting record. I’d like to take a moment to set the record straight about my votes on some key bills last session. None of my votes were taken lightly; I stand by them all. HB 838 I voted no. This bill sought to give extra …

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July 31, 2020

The Holland Report

Greetings! I hope each of you are finding your own way to enjoy summertime, even as we take extra precautions in the era of COVID-19. I’ve greatly enjoyed seeing everyone’s creative summer solutions, from inflatable pools in the backyard to “across the street” socially distanced cocktails with neighbors. At the Re-Elect Betsy for Georgia headquarters, we are entering election season. …

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June 30, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 24

Legislative Wrap-Up! The 2020 Georgia legislative session was the longest in modern General Assembly history, clocking in at over five months. Several friends and lobbyists commented that this is the strangest session they’ve ever experienced – and many of them have been working at the Capitol for decades! After the long suspended break, the special session to grant the governor emergency powers, and …

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June 22, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 23

This week, the Georgia legislature reconvened for the first time since March 16th for legislative days 30-35. With five legislative days to go, we expect to have Sine Die (the last day of session) this Friday.  It’s been a strange time under the Gold Dome – masks are mandatory at all times, and many committee meetings now allow virtual participation. …

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June 15, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 22

Last week started with a rocky Election Day and ended with 200+ legislators preparing to return to the Capitol for resumption of session. In between, the state experienced rising numbers of confirmed COVID-19 cases, social justice rallies and protests continued around the city, and another police shooting devastated our community. ELECTION UPDATES From long wait times to unprepared precincts to …

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