"The most difficult thing is the decision to act. The rest is merely tenacity." - Amelia Earhart
The Forgotten Man
Not long after I was first sworn into office, a gentleman in my district sent me a framed copy of a column by Nick Poulos that had appeared in the Chicago Tribune years before. The coumn is titled "The Forgotten Man". He asked me to read it, and to never forget it. I have made many copies of it over the years and have spoken about it from the well of the House. With the new legislative session now in progress, and the appropriations hearings in full swing, I want to again share it with my colleagues and with all of us who want government to remember the "forgotten man." A copy of the column that was given to me is in the frame below. You can also read the text of the column by clicking here.
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My House colleagues and I returned to the Gold Dome on Tuesday, January 16, for the second week of the 2018 legislative session. This week, we began the state budget process, which is one of the most important responsibilities we have during the entire legislative session . . . Read the entire update on week two of the legislative session here.
Can telehealth, or as it is also referred to, “telemedicine” fill a vital and extremely important void in access to certain aspects of healthcare, particularly in rural Georgia, and in rural America? I am certain that it can. I am also certain that it already does so in some situations and in some areas, but I am absolutely convinced that not to anywhere the extent that is possible. I recently heard presentations from several representatives from the healthcare professions that have reinforced my opinions on this issue . . .
Please read further on Broadband and Telehealth: Moving Georgia Forward in Technology and Healthcare
Rural Broadband – A Vital Step Towards ‘One Georgia’
The deployment of broadband throughout Rural
Georgia is an issue that is very important to
me, and one I have worked very hard on. It is
also very important to legislators from rural
Georgia and to the constituents they serve. I
appreciate their support and help more than I
can express. . . .
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