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

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Source: US State of Georgia

By: Sen. Larry Walker III (R–Perry)

The 2024 Legislative Session is in full swing, and I’m excited to dive back into work for the 20th Senate District. We officially kicked off the Second Session of the 157th Georgia General Assembly on Monday, Jan. 8, 2024. I anticipate a busy and productive few months, and I’ll be working hard on legislative initiatives that contribute to a brighter future for our great state. Additionally, I’m continuing in my role as Secretary and Treasurer of the Majority Caucus. It’s an honor to have been elected by my peers to serve in this capacity.

As Chairman of the Senate Committee on Insurance and Labor I’ll be vetting bills related to insurance, finance and commerce.  I’ll hold hearings on those bills that appear to have merit and the support of my colleagues. Collaborating with members of my committee, we will endeavor to pass meaningful legislation that benefits the people of Georgia.

A significant moment of last week was the joint session of the Georgia Senate and the House of Representatives in the House chamber, where we listened to Governor Brian P. Kemp’s State of the State Address on Thursday. The Governor utilized this annual speech to outline his legislative and budgetary priorities for the upcoming session. I commend his focus on health insurance as a crucial need for Georgia families, and I also support his other priorities, which include accelerating planned state income tax rate reductions, investments in infrastructure, pay raises for state employees, teachers and law enforcement officers, funding for school resource officers, shoring up state employee retirement systems, and updating key technology in state agencies.

The coming months are expected to be fast-paced and eventful as we diligently work towards a better and brighter Georgia. Your input is valuable, so please don’t hesitate to reach out to my office throughout the session with any questions, comments or concerns. Together, let’s shape a prosperous future for our state.


Sen. Larry Walker serves as Chairman of the Insurance and Labor Committee. He represents the 20th Senate District, which includes Bleckley, Dodge, Dooly, Laurens, Treutien, Pulaski, and Wilcox counties as well as portions of Houston County.  He may be reached by phone at 404.656.0095 or by email at