Last week was busy with committee meetings, votes in the Senate, and several guests visiting our chamber!

Tuesday was Georgia Blue Key Day at the Capitol. My colleagues and I welcomed the University of Georgia chapter of the Blue Key National Honor Society. This wonderful group represents students in higher education who have achieved success in life by keeping the right balance between academics, employment, family life, and public service. We also honored our firefighters – the brave men and women who run in to danger when everyone else is running away. It was wonderful to have Georgia...



Welcome to Our New Website!

Welcome to the website of Senator Dean Burke. Thanks for visiting, we believe that its new features will allow us to do a better job for you here in Atlanta and across the state of Georgia. Dean Burke, M.D. Georgia Republican State Senator



AFY 2019 and FY 2020 Budgets

Last week, the House and the Senate held joint Appropriations Committee hearings on this year’s budget. Some key highlights of the (Amended Fiscal Year) AFY 2019 and FY 2020 budget are: FY 2020 Budget $3,000 permanent salary increase for teachers-To enhance educational outcomes, we must invest in those who educate, inspire, and lead our students toward a brighter future A 2% merit increase for all state employees $500,000 in initial funds to create a gang task force within the...



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Sen. Dean Burke Honored with Legislator of the Year Award

GHA presented its prestigious Legislator of the Year Award to Georgia State Sen. Dean Burke (R-Bainbridge). The award recognizes an outstanding legislator who, through his or her efforts in the Georgia General Assembly, promotes legislation that helps ensure health care access for every Georgian and demonstrates support of GHA’s legislative goals. As vice chairman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and chairman of the Senate Health Subcommittee of Appropriations, Sen....