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Shaw Blackmon serves Houston County, Georgia with simple, smart and effective leadership.

Shaw is a fiscally conservative Republican who understands the need to protect our freedoms, grow our small businesses, and support our military community. As Chairman of the Ways and Means Committee, he is uniquely positioned to influence all taxation, tariffs, and other revenue-raising measures in the state. In this role he is also serves as a chief budget writers. Shaw is committed to the ideals of limited government, family values and personal responsibility and is working tirelessly to build a better future for all Georgians.

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Thursday, June 13, 2024 1:24 PM

Rep. Shaw Blackmon Named Chairman of House Study Committee on Assessing the Semester and Quarter Systems at USG and TCSG Institutions

Today, State Representative Shaw Blackmon (R-Bonaire), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, was named by Speaker Jon Burns (R-Newington) to serve as the chairman of the House Study Committee on Assessing the Semester and Quarter Systems at USG and TCSG Institutions. Rep. Shaw Blackmon's legislation led to creation of the study committee during the 2024 legislative session.


Monday, May 20, 2024 12:00 PM

2024 Legislative Study Committees: More important than you think

During the recent session, the House of Representatives identified major areas of concern that required additional legislative scrutiny. To better understand these important and sometimes controversial topics, special study committees are often formed to examine issues in-depth. Over the course of several months or even years, legislators meet to hear from experts, advocates, opponents and members of the public around the state. Based on this research and data-gathering, the committee produces recommendations that may be considered for future legislation or policy efforts.

 

In fact, many of our recent priority initiatives and landmark legislation is a result of study committee efforts. In recent years, this includes tax reform, health care modernization, Pre-K funding and other major issues facing our state. This session, the House of Representatives passed several legislative study committees to study priorities including workforce licensing, higher education, agriculture and health care.

 

Learn more about the committees, scheduled meetings and updates here. 


Thursday, April 18, 2024 3:24 PM

SIne Die Edition 2

Following the end of the 2024 legislative session, we shared a detailed analysis of the state budget, which is a constitutional requirement of the General Assembly. This week, we’ll look at other legislative highlights passed during Sine Die Week. These bills include historic tax cuts, safeguarding children online and prioritizing patient protection.


Thursday, April 4, 2024 3:24 PM

SIne DIe Edition 1

The Georgia General Assembly returned to the State Capitol for the final week of the 2024 legislative session on March 28, also known as Sine Die. It was a very busy week as we worked late into the nights carrying out the people’s business and making progress for Georgians statewide.


Friday, March 22, 2024 1:52 PM

Under the Gold Dome: March 2024 Legislative Update

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