Monthly Archives: March 2010

Go to to read all the details about the consolidation bill.
Many of you have heard about the recent poll conducted by Mercer and NewTown regarding the consolidation of Macon and Bibb County (if not, visit my website at This poll showed an overwhelming majority, 65%, support consolidation. Well, for those of you who didn’t get polled, here’s your chance to voice your opinion. You can take a confidential survey at It will take about 2 minutes. I would love to hear what you think. It is truly an … [read more]
A recent telephone poll of 300 likely general election voters in Bibb County commissioned by Mercer University and NewTown Macon shows broad support for consolidating the Macon and Bibb County governments. Conducted Feb. 16-17 by Wilson Research Strategies, the poll revealed that nearly two in three (65 percent) Bibb County voters say they strongly support consolidation, while fewer than one in five (19 percent) say they strongly oppose it. Eighty percent of voters in the City of Macon support consolidation … [read more]
-This past week we passed the 2010 amended budget (which ends June 30), and will start work next week on the 2011 budget. These budgets are technically the only items we are required to finish during the General Assembly. Some highlights from the 2010 amended budget include: —–This budget is basically the same amount as five years ago, which is amazing when you keep in mind the state has grown by approximately 1,000,000 people during this time —–The House approved … [read more]