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2015 Passed Bills Highlights

April 14, 2015

Get a quick overview of some bills sent to Governor Deal from the Georgia General Assembly.

Providing a “Safe Harbor” for Georgia’s Children

February 12, 2015

Senator Renee Unterman describes Senate Bill 8 and Senate Resolution 7 pertaining to sex trafficking in Georgia.

2015 Legislative Session: Hot Topics

January 15, 2015

Learn more about a few topics being discussed during the 2015 Legislative Session.

14 Laws Going into Effect on July 1, 2014

July 1, 2014

Take a look at some of the laws that go into effect today.

The End of the 2014 Legislative Session: Six New Laws Explained

May 1, 2014

Take a look at some of the bills signed into law you might not have heard about.

5 Signed Bills Explained: Tax Credits and Prison/Veteran Reforms

April 17, 2014

From tax credits on food banks to helping ex-offenders find jobs to specializing courts for veterans, Governor Deal has been busy these last few weeks making Georgia a leaner and more responsive state government.

Becoming a Law: The Governor's Role

March 31, 2014

Even though legislators hold a major roll in creating bills during the legislative session, a bill can't officially become a law without the governor's help.

The 2014 Legislative Session in Review: What Passed and What Didn't

March 27, 2014

On March 20, Georgia concluded the shortest session for the state legislature in recent memory. Take a look at what bills made it through both chambers, now awaiting a signature from the Governor.

Doorkeeper Spotlight: Roy Ethridge

March 25, 2014

Amid the hustle and bustle of the Capitol during legislative session, there are a few pillars of stability that keep watch over the doors to the Senate. These alert watchmen are the doorkeepers.

Doorkeepers: The Gateway to the State Senate

March 14, 2014

Unknown to many, 10 people in the Georgia State Senate control the flow of the session in ways you’ve never imagined.

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