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Republicans nearing supermajority in Georgia Legislature

...Voters will decide next month whether to allow the change to the state constitution.Former Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson, a Republican, said Democrats in Georgia originally suffered from competing interests within their own party...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-10-13/republicans-nearing-supe
Hispanic growth will eventually tilt Ga. politics, census suggests

...to reach out to us, they have to change their tune."No, they don't, insists former state Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson. The longtime Savannah Republican leader agreed that demographic shifts mean his party must step up its appeal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/elections/georgia-elections/2011-04
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New law should increase numbers

...education is a one-price-fit-for-all design, and not every child is the same size," said Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson, a Republican from Savannah who has pushed for more open charter school laws. "We're not trying to undo public...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/05/18/met_229058.shtml
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Funding hinges on legislative clout

...projects. Chatham County, which includes Savannah and is home to legislative leaders such as Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson and two House chairmen, was hardly forgotten. It took in more than $6 million in bonds to equip a building at...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/14/met_194989.shtml
Metro
Status quo must go

...test scores. "I would argue that our ultimate intent is to strengthen public education," says Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson, R-Savannah, who sponsored the "scholarship" measure. The House has also passed a laudatory measure to allow...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/04/01/edi_192993.shtml
Editorials
Senate slashes money for public defenders

...recommended $3.6 million. "We still believe they have sufficient resources to meet their needs," Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson, R-Savannah, told reporters. That would depend on what the Standards Council does in Atlanta, said Sam Sibley...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/20/met_188025.shtml
Metro
First major tax relief measures clear Senate

...two factors that contribute to higher property tax bills. The bills: - SR 686, introduced by Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson, R-Savannah, would essentially freeze the value of residential property until it was sold. The measure passed...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/02/13/met_187192.shtml
Metro
Perdue focuses on big issues

ATLANTA --- In a posting on his legislative blog, Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson noted last week that Gov. Sonny Perdue has done things differently than his predecessors when it comes to the State of the State...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/01/20/met_181108.shtml
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Cagle says tax plan may hurt business

...first in the House in a bill sponsored by Speaker Glenn Richardson, but at least one Senate leader, President Pro Tem Eric Johnson of Savannah, has said the Senate wouldn't stop it if the House passes it. Reach Walter Jones at (404) 589-8424...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/10/10/met_146913.shtml
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Special needs scholarships rise

...Children are amazing," Ms. Gibson said. "They will do what you put in front of them." Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson, sponsor of the legislation, said he is pleased with the program and hopes to see other voucher programs adopted...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/09/25/met_145006.shtml
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