Category Archives: State Sen. Elena Parent

Residents Pack Town Hall Meeting on Chamblee Annexation

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(APN) CHAMBLEE — About three hundred residents from Chamblee and the proposed annexed area attended a Town Hall Meeting on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at Lakeside High School to discuss the Chamblee annexation.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2016/02/11/city-of-chamblee-fixing-to-annex-much-of-the-lavista-hills-map/   State Sen. Elena Parent (D-Atlanta) updated the gathering on the Senate Study Committee recommendations on annexation.   http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/2015/12/20/state-senate-house-study-committees-on-cityhood-annexation-release-reports/ State Reps. Scott Holcomb (D-Atlanta), Mary […]

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State Senate Passes Religious Freedom; State School Takeovers

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With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — On Thursday, March 05, 2015, the full State Senate voted to engross SB 129, the controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Bill, in a vote of 38 yeas to 17 nays. ¬†The bill passed the Senate in a vote of 37 to 15. ¬†Engrossment means that the bill cannot be changed; […]

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