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SenJohnAlbers-largerSenator John Albers represents the 56th Senate District, which includes portions of North Fulton county. 404-463-8055, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

24 October 2018

Positive News for Georgia!

Written by Senator John Albers

It has almost been six months since the General Assembly adjourned from the 2018 Legislative Session, and so many new pieces of legislation are in the making. There is a lot to look forward to in the months to come, as we gear up for another successful session. That being said, I want to reflect on some of the major highlights in Georgia over the past eight years. We are continuing on an upward path of building a greater, stronger Georgia, but I want to remind you of the great and strong Georgia that we have already worked so hard to become.

20 September 2018

Ballot Questions

Written by Senator John Albers

We are a month away from the general election on November 6, 2018. Along with electing statewide offices like governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state, each of you will also be voting for your U.S. Congress representative, and Georgia Senate and House representatives. Additionally, there are five constitutional amendments that will appear on the ballot along with referendum questions addressing Fulton County property tax assessments. I was proud to sponsor and support each of these important initiatives.

24 August 2018

Planning for the 2019 Legislative Session

Written by Senator John Albers

Since the 2018 Legislative Session wrapped up in late March, we have been busy with study committee meetings and preparing to pre-file legislation for the 2019 Legislative Session.

23 July 2018

School Safety Is Paramount

Written by Senator John Albers

After the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995, our nation had to make our buildings more secure, specifically government buildings, and we did just that. And after 9/11 in 2001, we had to make our airports and airplanes more secure, and we did just that. Unfortunately, in today’s environment, we must put a focus on making our schools safer than they have ever been before. As a parent and senator, I am working tirelessly to rectify this situation. It is important to note that school safety has always been a priority, but just like adjustments had to be made after the bombing in 1995 and 9/11, we must do more to make our schools as safe as possible. It is our moral obligation.

21 June 2018

American Dream Letter

To my sons Will & Ryan,

We are truly blessed to live in our great country. Our founding fathers were divinely inspired men of great wisdom. The ideals and governance they conceived into our republic have led to the greatest nation in history. Our founding principles and historical documents combine to create a unique recipe for success, allowing for independence, freedom, life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We have the platform, but every person and generation must be accountable and responsible to our cause. Don’t let socialism or fascism ever challenge what we know to be right. There are those who will work hard to do little. You need to work tirelessly and climb mountains!

22 May 2018

Fulton County Tax Update 2018

Written by Senator John Albers

One of my goals leading into the 2018 Legislative Session was to address the issue many residents in Fulton County have faced for several years – a systemic problem with not only the 2017 property tax assessments, but with issues that have involved the Fulton County Tax Assessor’s Office for many years. During the summer of 2017, the department came under scrutiny for not only the very high and inaccurate property tax assessments but also unfrozen appeals, members not working well together, lawsuits, etc.

23 April 2018

Senate Passes Largest Income Tax Reduction in Over 75 Years

Written by Senator John Albers

During the 2018 Legislative Session, the Senate worked diligently to improve the lives of Georgians across the state. This year, we made history and passed the largest income tax reduction in over 75 years through House Bill 918. These updates to Georgia’s tax code will be the first to the individual income tax rate since 1937 and the first to the business rate since 1969.

26 March 2018

Legislative Session Accomplishments

Written by Senator John Albers

The 2018 Legislative Session was full of accomplishments for the people of Georgia. I would like to share some of what I have worked on during the session – sponsoring several bills that affect both my district and the entire state.

20 February 2018

Serving Your Community

Written by Senator John Albers

We are currently in the midst of the 2018 legislative session. In the coming months, I will have more specific updates on the bills and resolutions that passed and may impact you. This month, I have focused on our community and serving others. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it best, "Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?"

23 January 2018

Commissioner and Department of Fire Safety and Potential State Income Tax Removal

Written by Senator John Albers

The 2018 Legislative Session is well under way at the State Capitol. My colleagues and I have been busy with constituent visits to the Capitol, vetting proposed legislation in committee meetings, and debating and voting on legislation on the senate floor. We have been discussing and reviewing several issues including property taxes, the proposal of removing the state income tax, and the creation of the Commissioner and Department of Fire Safety.

19 December 2017

Legislative Session 2018

Written by Senator John Albers

The 2018 legislative session and 155th General Assembly will convene on January 8. During the upcoming session, my colleagues and I plan to address several key topics. Along with new legislation, we will review reports from the study committees that have been meeting during the interim.

20 November 2017

The Spirit of Giving

Written by Senator John Albers

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy New Year! Too often, we are caught up in "political correctness" and miss the reason for the season. I am proud to wish you true tidings of joy! To my Jewish friends, may the light of the season illuminate your life as bright as the menorah.

23 October 2017

What it Means to be a Public Servant

Written by Senator John Albers

When I think of what it means to be a public servant, I think of men and women who want to make a difference and have a positive impact on the lives of others. They want to do the best they can for the people who elected them and who they represent at different levels of government. People who put their name on the ballot to run for public office are volunteering for a position that will allow them to give a voice and power to their fellow community members. They truly believe they can make a difference for their local community, state and nation.

25 September 2017

Tax Exemption Study — The Three Bucket System

Written by Senator John Albers

During the 2017 Legislative Session, I sponsored Senate Resolution 222, which created the Senate Special Tax Exemption Study Committee. I was appointed by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle to serve as chairman of the six member committee. Members of the study committee are working hard with the Department of Revenue, Senate Research, Pew Charitable Trusts and others to examine the costs, benefits and purpose of all current state tax exemptions. The study committee is responsible for submitting a report of findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, by December 1, 2017.

22 August 2017

New GA Laws on the Books

Written by Senator John Albers

This summer, over 100 bills went into effect as Georgia law. While there are certainly bills that made the headlines, there are also several bills that didn’t receive as much attention that you need to be aware of. Below is list of some of the laws that could directly affect you, your family or your neighbors. They were passed by both the Senate and House, were signed by Governor Deal, and went into effect on July 1:
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