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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..

23 March 2020

Exciting Bills Being Proposed at the 2020 Legislative Session

Written by Senator John Albers

The 2020 Legislative Session includes several bills that address some of the most critical issues lawmakers hear about on a daily basis. This is an overview of a few pieces of legislation that I’m excited to sponsor.

19 February 2020

“All Politics Is Local”

Written by Senator John Albers

As a Georgia State Senator, I am often tasked with making decisions that affect citizens across our great state. However, as a resident and citizen, I understand that cities and local governments are often best attuned to the needs of their districts. That is why in order to impact meaningful change, it is critical that our localities have the authority and control to make decisions that will have a direct effect on their own communities. I am a strong advocate for local control, as I believe that the well-being of a community often results from a healthy partnership between state and local government, and that is exactly what I aim to work toward each legislative session.

22 January 2020

Water Wars

Written by Senator John Albers

Over the summer months, most of us probably took part in some of the many outdoor recreation opportunities that our state has to offer. Some of the most popular summer activities include boating on Lake Lanier, tubing down the Chattahoochee River, or fishing in one of the many tributaries and rivers that make up the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint (ACF) River Basin.

23 December 2019

The 155th Georgia Assembly — Part II

Written by Senator John Albers

On Monday, January 13, legislators will reconvene for the second half of the 155th Georgia General Assembly. Legislation that did not receive final passage during the 2019 session could be taken up during the second half of the biennial. Some of the pending issues address surprise medical billing, transportation updates, marketplace fairness, and tax infrastructure assessments, among others.

19 November 2019

May 2020 Be a Year of Unity

Written by Senator John Albers

As we celebrate this holiday season, let’s focus on what brings us together and unites us rather than issues that divide us.

23 October 2019

Giving Thanks

Written by Senator John Albers

Expressions of thanks are everywhere in our society, from our prayers and holidays to our thank you letters and notes. But many of us don’t take the time to consider the things we are truly thankful for as often as we should. So, this month, I want to share some of the things I am thankful for and detail how service has an impact on each of our lives.

01 October 2019

Standing for Our Flag and Our National Anthem

Written by Senator John Albers

In a recent and very public decision, a major athletic apparel company decided to pull back the sale of a 1776 Betsy Ross Flag sneaker after its production was criticized by a former NFL player. This same NFL player is affiliated with the movement for athletes to take a knee during the national anthem. In an effort to be “politically correct,” this company has made decisions that go against the grain of America and appeal to those who do not understand the sacrifices of our soldiers from every generation beginning with the Revolutionary War.

22 August 2019

Is Socialism Right for America?

Written by Senator John Albers

Our great Republic of the United States was founded based on the principles of democracy and individual liberty for each American citizen. Over the last few years, we have witnessed a dangerous trend that has some Americans feeling that socialism is the way forward. However, as history tells us, socialism is nothing more than a paved road to disaster and destitution.

22 July 2019

Bills To Help Ensure the Safety of Georgians

Written by Senator John Albers

During the 2019 session, state leaders and legislators focused on properly funding and updating laws for our public safety agencies and judicial system, so they can efficiently address crimes that are impacting Georgia. This includes the opioid epidemic and a rise in gang activity, which must be dealt with before either issue impacts even more lives. Additionally, with the rise of technology use in criminal activity, we had to create laws for using drones. Positive strides were made regarding these issues, which will decrease crime and increase safety.

20 June 2019

2019 Session Education Legislation

Written by Senator John Albers

The 2019 session ended April 2, 2019, and since then, the governor has been reviewing what received final passage, so he can sign or veto the legislation. Overall, the Georgia General Assembly passed 130 general bills and resolutions addressing a variety of issues. A topic that remained a priority is properly funding education and ensuring our school systems have every resource possible to educate Georgia’s students.

23 May 2019

Hurricane Michael Relief

Written by Senator John Albers

On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael, the third-most powerful Atlantic Hurricane to hit the United States, made landfall in Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 4 storm then rapidly moved into parts of southern Georgia. Wind speeds reached 155 mph and left around $25.1 billion in damages while claiming 72 lives. The storm left devastation in its path throughout south Georgia, leaving many citizens without power, destroying infrastructure, damaging crop production, and resulting in an approximately $2.5 billion loss to Georgia’s timber and agriculture industries.

22 April 2019

Georgia — Getting Down to Business

Written by Senator John Albers

Over the last year, there has been a flood of news media headlines detailing the exodus of talented young professionals from states like New York and California to the South — particularly Georgia. Businesses are also recognizing all the South has to offer. According to Area Development magazine, all but one state in their annual listing of “Top States for Doing Business” was in the South, with Georgia No. 1. For six years in a row, a similar publication, Site Selection magazine, has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business.

21 March 2019

Senate Bill 48 Dyslexia Support in Georgia’s Schools

Written by Senator John Albers

The 155th Georgia General Assembly has come to a close, and I am impressed with the meaningful bills we were able to turn into effective laws over the 40-day legislative session. One piece of successful legislation is particularly important to me – Senate Bill 48. This bill addresses dyslexia support in Georgia’s schools, and I commend Senator P.K. Martin for his leadership in sponsoring this bill and carrying it all the way to the governor’s desk. SB 48 provides specific guidance for schools to identify dyslexia in young students and continued training for school officials and teachers to learn about dyslexia in order to produce better-supported students.

21 February 2019

The First Term of the 155th General Assembly

Written by Senator John Albers

The first term of the 155th General Assembly is well underway, and we hit the ground running. With a new governor, lieutenant governor, and secretary of state, we are starting the 2019 Legislative Session with a fresh slate. So far, I have already introduced two new pieces of legislation, Senate Bill 15 and Senate Resolution 12. Both pieces of legislation address an issue of utmost importance to all Georgians: school safety. Both were drafted from recommendations gathered by the Senate School Safety Study Committee that I chaired during the 2018 interim.

22 January 2019

Georgia’s Economic Strength

Written by Senator John Albers

The stability of our economy is something that we continue to strive for, and the rate at which our nation, and Georgia specifically, is developing has exponentially exceeded my expectations. This did not happen by accident. We’ve been working diligently in the Georgia Senate to pass strong economic development legislation to support job creation. Government does not create jobs, but we can create an environment for success. Decreasing unemployment rates is a goal in our state and nation every year, but this is only a piece of the overall puzzle in terms of state and national economic development.
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