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WHAT IS THE TEA PARTY OF GILMER COUNTY AND WHAT IS ITS PURPOSE?:

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Travis Crouch

Travis Crouch

Next Meeting:

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

6:30 PM Meet and Greet

7:00 PM Meeting Begins

New Location:

1907 Restaurant & Bar
24 River Street
Ellijay, Georgia

 (formerly JJ’s on River Street)

Enjoy limited menu offerings available during the Meeting

Come meet Travis Crouch, our newest Post 2 Commissioner

Bring your Questions and Suggestions 

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CALL TO ACTION!!!

THIS AFFECTS OUR COUNTY, OUR SCHOOL BOARD, and OUR WATER AUTHORITY’S ABILITY TO EVER BE ABLE TO APPLY FOR ANY GRANT MONEY! PLEASE READ The Georgia Assembly is back in session and one of the first bills they plan to consider is House Bill 14. Please contact your State House Representative and ask that they vote NO on HB 14.  (CLICK HERE to see a list of phone numbers.)

SUMMARY OF HB 14 and REASONS TO VOTE NO:

No COUNTY or LOCAL AUTHORITY, INCLUDING SCHOOL DISTRICTS, shall accept federal funds (that includes loans or grants)  in ANY form, FOR ANY PURPOSE unless it has been approved EXPRESSLY AND SPECIFICALLY by the General Assembly.

PROBLEMS:

*   General Assembly only meets 44 days.  So if a county needs to apply for federal funds for some emergency and If money is received that wasn’t approved in advance, the funds shall be PAID TO THE STATE TREASURY until such approval can be obtained.   And should the General Assembly decide the county shouldn’t have such funds the State would have the right to return the money to the Federal Government (or maybe it would just sit in the State Treasury for a few years????) *   This Bill takes away the rights of individual counties, school systems or boards such as water authorities to apply for federal grants UNLESS the STATE approves it. *  This bill gives TOTAL POWER to the General Assembly as to which county can  apply for federal assistance, AND who will get to receive it.  So if your county’s legislator falls out of favor with the Speaker or other people in power, this bill would give the General Assembly the ability to punish that legislator by refusing to approve much needed grants, i.e. like the $134,000 Gilmer County got for the flood damage in the Clear Creek area.

NO STATE SHOULD HAVE SUCH POWER.

NO LEGISLATOR SHOULD REQUEST SUCH POWER!!!

Joene DePlancke Communications Director TEA Party of Gilmer County +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Pressing Federal and State Issues:

There are a number of pressing issues on the State and Federal levels that are in need of attention by our State and Federal legislatures.   Go to the State and Local Issues and Washington Report pages on this website for details.  Contact your State and Federal representatives accordingly. ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

New Editorial Page – Update November 11, 2014

 We have added a new Editorial Page to our web site in which comments and opinions regarding national, state and local issues will be posted.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ TEA PARTY OF GILMER COUNTY LUNCH MEETINGS: The TEA Party of Gilmer County holds a “Lunch Bunch” meeting on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12 Noon at the El Rey Restaurant located off of Maddox Drive next to the McDonalds Restaurant.  All members of the TEA Party and the General Public are cordially invited to attend.  Topics of interest regarding the issues of our times are discussed and up to date information is provided.  Come and join us, have your lunch and get informed. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

WASHINGTON REPORT

We will periodically publish reports coverage of news coming out of Washington regarding taxes, spending and other news that can affect our rights and freedoms either directly or indirectly. To view, click on Washington Report in the upper right corner of this page. See information on Representative Tom Graves’ bill HR 2682. and Senate S.1292 sponsored by Ted Cruz. See information on Bills introduced in the Senate to oppose amnesty for illegal immigrants. +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

STATE & LOCAL ISSUES PAGE:

This is a new page that will present information on State of Georgia and local issues (City, County, Board of Education and more) To access this page, click on LOCAL ISSUES in the upper right hand corner of any page on this web site.

Common Core Information:

 ATTENTION ! Read this Good analysis on Common Core by Georgia Public Policy Foundation.  Click here.

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Contacts: Communications Directors

Frank Oglesby at oglesby(at sign)ellijay.com and Joene DePlancke, joene(at sign)ellijay.com  

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