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Balfour out as chairman of rules committee

Don Balfour

Don Balfour

ATLANTA — The State Senate Committee on Assignments has selected 27 lawmakers to serve as committee chairs for the first term of the 152nd legislative session.

The committee announced Monday night that 23 Republicans and four Democrats have been selected for committee chairmanship. Committee chairs are responsible for overseeing meetings and calling for actions on bills or issues related to their committee.

Snellville Republican Sen. Don Balfour, who was targeted in a GBI probe for filing false expense reports, lost chairmanship of the powerful Rules Committee to Sen. Jeff Mullis, a Republican from Chickamauga. Once proposed legislation passes the committee it was proposed in, it is sent to the Rules Committee for consideration.

Republican Sen. Fran Millar, who once chaired the Education Committee, has been selected to chair the Retirement Committee.

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Karl 1 year, 9 months ago

Now if he would just completely resign his senate seat, the stench emanating from the dome would diminish greatly.

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JustAnotherCitizen 1 year, 9 months ago

I live in Snellville and we will now pay for Balfour's actions. Gwinnett GOP needs to get someone strong to represent Snellville.

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kevin 1 year, 9 months ago

One day and one more to go, Ms. Mayor! How could this Balfour be in charge of any rules when he violates them all? SO far, the GBI & the AG has allowed him to escape conviction or time in jail. Too bad the AG isn't doing the job he was hired to do for the taxpayer.

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