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This post is the fourth and final in a series examining the process of introducing, debating, amending and voting on a bill.
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.
To combat several incidences of boating while intoxicated on Lake Lanier recently, Governor Nathan Deal and several state legislators are working to strengthen public safety on the waterways.
In an effort to reduce state employee commute times, Governor Nathan Deal recently initiated the Georgia CommuteSmart Program. The plan includes four commuter options for agencies and state employees to choose from, allowing for more flexibility in their work travel schedule.
Governor Deal recently announced his plan to remove the Georgia 400 toll at the end of 2013. The announcement detailed to have the state pay off its bond debt on December 1, 2013, and move quickly to eliminate the unpopular toll by the end of that year, stopping collection 4 years earlier than previously planned.