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This Week in GeorgiaGov:
Starting in Jan. 2013, Georgia State War Veterans Homes will charge veterans a reasonable, daily fee of $22.42 to cover medical and nursing care expenses. The local veterans’ service offices in Augusta and Milledgeville will help veterans apply for federal benefits to defray these costs.
By November 16, state officials will need to inform the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services whether Georgia plans to establish its own health insurance exchange, a decision that will at last offer some clarity about the Affordable Care Act's implementation.
More than 1.6 million voters sent in advance ballots and headed to the polls for yesterday's general primary, one that saw the defeat of the T-SPLOST and the approval of Sunday liquor sales in select counties.
For college juniors or seniors, graduate students and law students, completing an internship at the Capitol offers an opportunity to see firsthand the inner workings of state government and at the same time to professionally develop.
After a tally of votes from yesterday's general election runoff, Mike Dugan leads Bill Hembree in the special Republican primary for the state senate seat open in District 30. Currently claiming close to 56 percent of the vote, Dugan will go on to face Libertarian James Camp on January 8.