- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 24, 2015

ATLANTA (AP) - A powerful member of the Georgia General Assembly has been released from an Atlanta hospital after an overnight stay.

Republican Rep. Jay Roberts of Ocilla is chairman of the House Transportation Committee. He was hospitalized Monday after having chest pains and has returned to the Capitol. Examinations were performed, and 45-year-old Roberts was released Tuesday morning. House Speaker David Ralston says Roberts is in good condition.

Roberts has steered complex transportation legislation through the House.


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