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Repeal Campus Carry

This week, I filed my legislation, SB50, repealing the “Campus Carry” law that allows licensed gun owners to bring guns onto Georgia’s public college campuses. “Campus Carry” was a very controversial bill that legislators on both sides opposed, and Governor Deal originally vetoed. Yet, despite the broad reservations against “Campus Carry,” the law went into […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot #3

The Nation’s Eyes are on Atlanta! With Super Bowl weekend approaching, legislative leadership on both sides of the aisle want to ensure positive press — so rumor has it that the filing of controversial bills has been put off until after Super Bowl weekend. Note: Keep this in mind next week and and be ready […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot #2

Recess Doesn’t Mean Break Time This week the legislature was in recess, but that doesn’t mean we weren’t working! Georgia’s Constitution limits the length of the legislative session to 40 days, which isn’t really long enough, so we take “breaks” to concentrate on committee work. Even though I’ve been working for two weeks, we’ve only […]

A Tribute to Hope

This weekend, I was honored to attend several observances of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy, including Georgia’s official annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Tribute. Let Freedom Ring! Of the many memories and calls to action shared this weekend, I took particular inspiration from Dr. King’s ability to love people even as they exemplify […]

Sally’s Senate Snapshot #1

Welcome to “Sally’s Senate Snapshot,” my regular correspondence to keep Senate District 40 constituents up-to-date on what’s happening at the Gold Dome. Week 1 was one of ceremony and start-up. We elected Senate leaders like the President Pro-Tem who will fill in for the Lt. Governor when he cannot preside over the Senate, all of […]

State of the State, and the Budget

Yesterday, I picked up my copy of Governor Kemp’s proposed budget. Over the next few days, I’ll study it in more detail. And next week I’ll attend budget hearings to hear State Department Heads testify on behalf of their budget priorities. My initial reaction is mixed. Thursday, in a joint session of the House & […]

Georgia Senate – Day Three

Yesterday the Lieutenant Governor and the majority party leaders released the list of Senate committee assignments. Today, the women of the Senate responded. When asked about why there was so little gender diversity in the committee leadership, Lt. Gov. Duncan claims that they actually have increased the number of women chairs from 2 to 4. […]

Georgia Senate – Day One

Did you hear what happened in the Georgia Senate today? One of the first things the new State Senate does is vote on the rules of procedure we must follow. Sometimes there are changes or additions. But whatever we change becomes a critical part of how we do the business of the people. This year, […]

Sally Harrell Announces Run for Georgia Senate District 40

“Now is the time to stand up, claim our shared values and create change.” I am proud to announce my candidacy for Georgia’s 40th Senate District. We are at a crucial moment in Georgia’s history. Our demographics are changing. Our politics are evolving. Now is the time to stand up, claim our shared values and […]