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Carl Edward Sanders: Bringing Georgia into the Modern Age

November 18, 2014

On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Georgia said farewell to a political pioneer and humble humanitarian.

2014 State of the State Address

January 16, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal gave his State of the State Address on Wednesday, January 15, 2014. In his speech, he focused on taxes, jobs, education and criminal justice reform.

Requesting a Proclamation/Commendation from the Governor

January 7, 2014

Requesting a proclamation or a commendation from Gov. Deal contain many similarities. However, there are a few minute differences that might be worth noting.

Governor Finishes Signing 2013 Bills

May 14, 2013

Last Tuesday, Governor Nathan Deal finished signing all bills from the 2013 legislative session. He approved 340 measures, many of which aim to protect children, reform the justice system and spur economic development.

The Legislative Process: SB 136 Signed By Governor Deal

May 1, 2013

At the start of the legislative session, Governor Deal addressed the need for increased attention to public safety on Georgia’s waterways. Senate Bill 136 does exactly that.

SB 70 Authorizes Georgia DOT To Use 'Design-Build'

April 26, 2013

Signed into law by Governor Nathan Deal on April 18, Senate Bill 70 will authorize the Georgia Department of Transportation to utilize a procedure known as “design-build” for certain types of projects.

Governor Reviews 2013 Legislation

April 9, 2013

Yesterday, Governor Nathan Deal extended support to both businesses and veterans by signing House Bill 188 into law. The bill speeds professional licensing for veterans and their spouses.

Sen. Burt Jones Speaks Nonpartisan Elections

March 15, 2013

Among the first bills Governor Nathan Deal signed during this legislative session are ones that change voting law to allow nonpartisan elections for the new Macon-Bibb County government.

Georgia's Plan for Disaster Preparedness

January 24, 2013

Last Monday, Governor Deal issued an Executive Order updating GEMA's authorization to implement the Georgia Emergency Operations Plan in a State of Emergency.

Tax Court Opens This Month

January 23, 2013

To speed tax disputes through the courts, legislators last spring unanimously passed House Bill 100. By creating the Georgia Tax Tribunal, the bill aims to foster consistency and transparency as businesses and individuals confront complex tax law.

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