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Legislative Update from Representative Ken Pullin

ATLANTA - Monday, January 14, 2019 kicked off the 2019 Legislative session for the state of Georgia. Ken Pullin was sworn in as State Representative for District 131 which includes Pike, Upson, and Lamar Counties. As one of the first orders of business, Representative David Ralston was re-elected as Speaker of the House. Governor Brian Kemp was sworn in as the 82nd governor of Georgia at 2:00 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion.

Governor Kemp delivered The State of the State address on Thursday, January 17 during a joint session of the House and Senate Chambers. Governor Kemp’s highlights included a $3,000 raise for teachers, additional money for school safety, support for law enforcement, and growing job opportunities for Georgians.

Committee assignments were adopted as well during the first week of session. Representative Ken Pullin will serve on the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, Human Relations and Aging, and Small Business Development Committees. On Friday, January 18, Representative Pullin welcomed the Youth Leadership Upson Team for a Capitol tour and pictures with Governor Brian Kemp. The Governor’s proposal budget will be presented to the Joint Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, January 23 and the legislative days will resume on January 28.

"Thank you to the people of District 131 for your continued encouragement and support! I look forward to serving you!" said Representative Ken Pullin.

Photos courtesy of Rep. Ken Pullin.

Submitted 1.31.19