2011-12-01 / Front Page

Tickets still available for Tuesday, Dec. 6, Legislative Breakfast

Next Tuesday, members of Wilkes County’s legislative delegation will be in Washington for the annual Wilkes County Legislative Breakfast to describe the General Assembly’s challenges in the upcoming year and answer questions from the public.

Reservations are now available for the annual breakfast set for Tuesday, December 6, at 8:30 a.m. at the Fitzpatrick Hotel in Washington. The cost is $10 per person and reservations can be made by leaving a message with the Chamber at 706-678-2013, or by e-mail at chamber@washingtonwilkes.org with your name, the number attending, and a telephone number.

At last year’s breakfast, state Sen. Bill Jackson, and Reps. Mickey Channell and Lee Anderson told the breakfast crowd of the continued tight state budget, but also said that the fact that then-Governor-elect Nathan Deal is from the eastern side of the state bodes well for the area, as does the T-SPLOST, the 1-cent regional transportation tax that will come to a vote in 2012.

This year, legislators are expected to speak on the importance of passing the new regional transportation tax when it comes to a vote around the state next year.

Last year, in addition to Wilkes County’s state legislators, field representatives from U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson’s office, the office of Sen. Saxby Chambliss, and the office of U.S. Rep. Paul Broun Jr. attended and are expected to return this year. In addition to reports from legislators, a report is expected from the Georgia Family Connection, which sponsors the breakfast along with the W-W Chamber of Commerce and the Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.

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