MIL-OSI USA: Robertson: Week One Under the Gold Dome

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Source: US State of Georgia

By: Sen. Randy Robertson (R–Cataula)

This week, we kicked off the beginning of the 2024 Georgia Legislative Session, which is a 40-day opportunity for the Georgia General Assembly to confront critical issues ranging from human trafficking to the welfare of our law enforcement officers and citizens. As my colleagues and I convene this legislative session, I will strive to make our streets safer and Georgians from all walks of life.

With that in mind, Governor Brian P. Kemp gave his annual State of the State address on Thursday, during which he outlined his legislative and budgetary priorities. I’m honored to serve alongside a Gov. who understands the value of law enforcement and is dedicated to eliminating human trafficking. I greatly support Gov. Kemp’s budget proposal to include pay raises for our men and women in blue. I also appreciate Gov. Kemp’s unwavering support for the construction of the Atlanta Public Safety Training Center. We must provide law enforcement officers with the resources they deserve to succeed in their line of work. I will stand shoulder to shoulder with the Gov. on this issue until it is completed and fully operational.

Gov. Kemp’s continued dedication to eliminating human trafficking remains at the forefront of my personal legislative priorities. I look forward to leading efforts, alongside the Gov. and First Lady Marty Kemp, to pass additional legislation aimed at fighting against human trafficking across the state of Georgia.

Finally, I want to reflect on a long-term goal of mine. Over the last few months, I’ve had the honor of chairing a subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Public Safety, tasked with investigating the current challenges and incidents plaguing the jail system of Fulton County. I will continue this work throughout this session and encourage anyone interested to be on the lookout for future meetings.

If you have any questions or concerns about potential legislation that may arise during the 2024 legislative session, please do not hesitate to contact my office. I am here to serve you as always.

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Sen. Randy Robertson serves as Majority Whip of Senate Majority Caucus. He represents Senate District 29, which includes Harris, Meriwether, and Troup Counties and a portion of Muscogee County. He can be reached at 404.656.0045 or at randy.robertson@senate.ga.gov

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