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State lawmakers looking ahead to General Assembly

Ed Rynders Ed Rynders
Greg Kirk Greg Kirk
LEE CO., GA (WALB) - Lee County leaders also heard from the two state lawmakers at their listening session who represent Lee County in Atlanta.

The General Assembly session begins January 12th.

Representative Ed Rynders says he'll work to make sure our area gets its fair share of state tax dollars.

“The only bill we have to pass is the budget and in Georgia we have to pass a balanced budget. What they means is we're not going to raise people's taxes and were going to live within our means and were going to do that in Georgia as well that's why it's the number one state to do business in,” said Ed Rynders.

Rynders represents Lee, Worth, and Sumter counties.

Senator-Elect Greg Kirk from Americus says he's looking forward to being sworn in next month.

He's traveled to Atlanta several times to learn the ropes since he was elected.

He says he'll work to bring more industries to south Georgia.

“Just looking forward to serving the folks in south Georgia and working with the legislative up there and getting some good things done for all of us and our agriculture and our transportation issues down here,” said Greg Kirk.

Kirk expects to serve on the Health and Human services and Banking Agriculture and our Transportation committees.

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