The Parent Press: Recap of Week 1 of the 2019 Session

1.18.2019
Senator Elena Parent
The Parent Press

Monday, January 14, marked the first day of the 2019 legislative session. We saw a lot of activity during the first week, and there's plenty more on the horizon.


Senate Adopts Ill-advised Changes to Its Rules

On Monday, Day One of the Session, the majority party rammed through problematic new Senate Rules. Among other things, the Rules drastically changed how sexual harassment complaints would be handled in the Senate. First, the new rules limit the reporting period of an incident to two years, and no complaint may be made against a candidate for office once the qualifying date has passed. Second, if the complaint is deemed frivolous by the committee, sanctions, including fines, may be levied. This change received a lot of attention in the press- you can read more about it here. Read More »

The Parent Press: Election Information, Constitutional Amendments, DeKalb updates

10.9.2018
Senator Elena Parent
The Parent Press

Early voting begins on Monday, October 15th. Don't wait until Election Day to vote — take advantage of early voting locations opening through DeKalb County beginning Monday the 15th. Convenient locations to central and north DeKalb include the following (click on the links for Google maps):

DeKalb Voter Registration and Elections Office, 4380 Memorial Drive, Deca Read More »

Run-off Elections, Gerrymandering Forum, New Hands-Free Law

7.19.2018
Senator Elena Parent
The Parent Press

Run-off primary elections are this coming Tuesday, June 24. Of course, the big action is on the Republican side, with run-offs for Governor, Lieutenant Governor (and a Superior Court judicial seat in DeKalb), but on the Democratic ballot, there are run-offs for State School Superintendent, the Sixth Congressional District, and the Superior Court race, as well as the DeKalb Read More »

End of Session is Drawing Near!

3.26.2018
Senator Elena Parent
The Parent Press

We're in the home stretch of the legislative session! Tuesday is the 39th day of the session, and Thursday is Sine Die. Stay tuned one week for an update on what bills will be moving forward to the Governor's desk! Read More »

Second Town Hall in March and Other Updates from the Capitol

2.26.2018
Senator Elena Parent
The Parent Press

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