As published in the Times-Georgian: ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday signed the bill that grants Villa Rica a revised city charter, bringing the document into the 21st century with new powers for both the mayor and city council. The governor signed the legislation in a ceremony at the state capitol with the city’s mayor and council present, as well as members of the west Georgia’s legislative delegation. It is the first revision in nearly 40 years for the...READ MORE
As published in the Newnan Times: Coweta County is sixth among Georgia counties in opioid abuse and misuse, according to a 2017 study commissioned by the state’s Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. The question is, what are Cowetans prepared to do about it? Local lawmakers met with representatives of Coweta’s business, government, medical, law enforcement, addiction recovery and education community on Tuesday to discuss the need for an advisory council to address the alarming rise in drug abuse...READ MORE
As published in the Newnan Times: ATLANTA (January 9, 2018)  |  Sen. Matt Brass (R – Newnan) was recently appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee and to serve on several influential committees for the 2018 Legislative Session by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and the Senate Committee on Assignments. “It’s an honor to be appointed to serve as Chairman of the Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee for the 2018 session,” said Sen. Brass. “I want to thank...READ MORE
As published in Newnan Times: As he begins his second year as a state senator, Matt Brass, R-Newnan, will be chairman of a committee. Brass has been named chairman of the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee. The committee won’t be too busy yet, but after the 2020 Census, the committee will be responsible for redrawing state and federal election districts. Coweta’s Mitch Seabaugh, who previously represented District 28 in the Georgia Senate, was chairman of the committee during redistricting after...READ MORE
As published in the Newnan Times: Cowetan Matt Brass, who currently serves as chief of staff for Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, is the first official candidate for the Georgia Senate District 28 seat being vacated by Mike Crane. On Wednesday, Crane announced he is running for the U.S. Congressional seat – Third District that includes all of Coweta County – being vacated by Westmoreland, who is retiring. Brass had been mentioned as a possible congressional candidate himself. Shortly after Westmoreland announced...READ MORE