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COLLINS, MICHAEL E, Republican Party
Georgia

Total number of trips - 7
Total cost of trips - $14,611.15

Average cost per trip - $2,087.31
Total number of days spent traveling - 18 days
Rank of representative - 369 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - October 6, 2001 - October 8, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - Not specified
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs are for car rental/gasoline

Travel Cost - $2,013.50
Lodging Cost - $675.00
Meal Cost - $404.95
Other Cost - $181.89
Total Cost - $3,275.34

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - July 6, 2001 - July 8, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Jackson Hole, WY

Purpose - Overview of the railroads and transport policy issues
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied.

Travel Cost - $4,082.00
Lodging Cost - $480.00
Meal Cost - $380.00
Other Cost - $180.00
Total Cost - $5,122.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - American Gas Association
Dates - April 19, 2001 - April 21, 2001 (3 days)
Location(s) - Not specified

Purpose - To speak to CEOs and VPs on W & M issues, energy tax etc
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs not specified

Travel Cost - $716.00
Lodging Cost - $770.00
Meal Cost - $306.00
Other Cost - $105.00
Total Cost - $1,897.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Beer Wholesalers Association
Dates - June 21, 2003 - June 22, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Biloxi, MS

Purpose - Legislative update
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs are for transportation to and from airport in Biloxi

Travel Cost - $570.00
Lodging Cost - $137.50
Meal Cost - $144.00
Other Cost - $132.00
Total Cost - $983.50

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Conservation District Supervisors
Dates - January 18, 2002 - January 19, 2002 (2 days)
Location(s) - Pine Mountain, GA

Purpose - Keynote speaker at annual association meeting
Notes - Other costs are for registration and meals

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $110.00
Meal Cost -
Other Cost - $75.00
Total Cost - $185.00

Additional family members - No


Sponsor(s) - Georgia Employers' Associati
Dates - March 16, 2003 - March 17, 2003 (2 days)
Location(s) - Sea Island, GA

Purpose - Legislative update
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Cost is all-inclusive - hotel, meals and gratuity - with roughly 20% of total incurred by Mrs Collins.

Travel Cost -
Lodging Cost - $448.31
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $448.31

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Association of American Railroads
Dates - January 18, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (3 days)
Location(s) - Aventura, FL

Purpose - Overview of the condition of railroads - transport policy issues also tax proposals, RR retirement, economic regs. Etc
Notes - Spouse Julie Collins accompanied. Other costs are for car rental

Travel Cost - $1,053.00
Lodging Cost - $832.00
Meal Cost - $660.00
Other Cost - $155.00
Total Cost - $2,700.00

Additional family members - Yes

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For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

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    Coming up this fall we'll be releasing a documentary about teacher preparation - how people learn to become teachers and how they get better once they're in the classroom. This week: how do Japanese teachers learn to improve on the job?
  • 06.02.15

    Million-Dollar Teacher

    When Nancie Atwell was growing up, she never thought she’d go to college, let alone become an award-winning teacher. But a few months ago, Atwell received a $1-million-dollar global prize for her decades of teaching English and literacy skills to elementary and middle schoolers.