January 31, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 4

Fueled by my usual Diet Coke, I headed to the Capitol for legislative days four through eight. The hottest item of the week was passing the Amended Fiscal Year Budget that ends June 30th. I voted yes. While I wish more funds were restored, funding was increased for public health, including replacing and modernizing the Georgia Immunization Registry, and for …

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January 23, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 3

This was an exciting week, celebrating the inaugurations of President Biden and Vice-President Harris, as well as the swearing-in of our two new Georgia Senators Ossoff and Warnock. At the state level, it’s the second week of the legislative session, and – as is often the case – the House adjourned to allow time for the Appropriations Committee to hold …

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January 16, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 2

It was my great honor and privilege to be sworn into service on Monday, the first day of the 2021 Georgia Legislative Biennial. Session looks very different now, but rest assured that myself and my fellow legislators are continuing our work of legislating, in as safe a manner as possible, masks and plexiglass and all.  Next week, we won’t be …

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January 8, 2021

The Holland Report – 2021, Week 1

Happy New Year! While we’ve finally put 2020 behind us, the very first week of 2021 seems to be giving last year a run for its money. Like many of you, I celebrated the wins of Senators-elect Warnock and Ossoff yesterday morning, only to be glued to my television in horror later in the day as rioters stormed the U.S. …

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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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