Category Archives: State Rep. Karla Drenner

HB 931 Seeks End to Ratepayer Subsidy of Nuclear Construction in Georgia


(APN) ATLANTA — A pro-consumer bill, HB 931, co-sponsored by State Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale), calls for an end to the Nuclear Construction Cost Recovery (NCCR) surcharge on Georgia Power electric bills after March 2017.   NCCR is a statewide surcharge that all Georgia Power residential and small business electricity customers pay every month.   It is about eight percent […]

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Protection against Discrimination Next on Georgia’s LGBTQI Policy Agenda

Campaign supplied photo of Karla Drenner (D), Georgia House, District 86, 2010.

With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale.   (APN) ATLANTA — 2015 was a watershed year for the LGBTQI equality movement in the U.S., with the ruling of the Supreme Court of the U.S. in favor of same-sex marriage as a fundamental right under the U.S. Constitution.   But LGBTQI advocates lament that the State of Georgia has a long […]

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Orrock, Drenner Introduce Citizens United Resolution, Call for U.S. Constitutional Amendment

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Photograph by Steve Eberhardt (APN) ATLANTA — On Wednesday, January 21, 2015, the fifth anniversary of the Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision of the Supreme Court of the U.S., State Sen. Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta) and Rep. Karla Drenner (D-Avondale Estates) announced the introduction of resolutions calling for a U.S. Constitutional Amendment to allow U.S. Congress to place common-sense […]

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Avondale Estates Pursuing Growth through Annexation

(APN) ATLANTA — On October 27, 2014, the Avondale Estates Board of Mayor and Commissioners had a Work Session on the annexation of Stratford Green Townhomes into the City.  Stratford Green includes 154 townhomes and would be pursuing a 60%/60% annexation attempt, denoting that 60 percent of the residents and 60 percent of the resident electors in the area must […]

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