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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March 13, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 9

I don’t know about you, but one topic seems to be dominating every conversation I have – the COVID-19 virus. Like many of you, I’ve been trying to find a balance between being cautious and overreacting. With the announcement that this novel coronavirus has reached pandemic levels, our state and city governments are making some responsible decisions regarding “flattening the …

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February 7, 2020

The Holland Report – 2020, Week 4

The House has adjourned until February 18th to hash out the details of the budget. While I’m not excited about delaying the important work of passing legislation, it’s imperative that we take the time to evaluate the state’s priorities before appropriating $28 billion of taxpayer money. The budget is the most important piece of legislation that the General Assembly will …

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April 10, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

And, scene. That’s a wrap! Last Tuesday was Sine Die, the fortieth and final day of the legislative session. It’s hard to believe that a year ago today I hadn’t even won the Democratic Primary, and now I have my first session in the Georgia House under my belt. You know, I ran for office because I believed I could …

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March 25, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 9

March 25th marks Day 36 of the 40-day session of the General Assembly. REMINDER: You have until April 1st to file for the Fulton County Homestead Tax Exemption. If you qualify, please file this week. Information can be found here. One controversial bill continues to dominate coverage in the press and conversations at the Capitol – HB 481, the so-called …

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March 18, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 8

Last week was busy, both under the Gold Dome and out and about in District 54. Under the Gold Dome HB 481 – the 6-week abortion ban is being considered in the Senate. The most controversial bill this session, HB 481, which restricts access to abortion as early as six weeks gestation, before many women know they are pregnant, is …

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March 11, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 7

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness…it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness…” ~ A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens Want the good news first, or the bad? Actually, I’ve already decided. You know how the average annual …

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March 4, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 6

I wanted to focus this legislative update on some of the more positive and interesting legislation that I was happy to support and which passed the House last week. HB 64 (Rep. Brian Prince) requires child welfare agencies to determine whether a parent or guardian of a child who is the subject of abuse allegations is on active duty in …

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February 28, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 5

NOTE: We held this week’s update so we could bring you the developments that took place over the past week and a half on HB 316 – the omnibus voting machines / election reform bill. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” ~ Margaret …

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February 19, 2019

The Holland Report – 2019, Week 4

Last week – week four – marked the first full week of consecutive work days for the Georgia General Assembly. It started and ended with voting issues. On Monday Secretary of State, Brad Raffensperger, addressed a group of bipartisan legislators from the House and Senate and answered our questions about a myriad of topics related to voting. He told us …

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