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The Legislative Process: Boating Safety in Georgia

February 22, 2013

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.

Governor Signs First Bills of 2013 Session

February 13, 2013

To prevent a nearly $700 million shortfall in program funding, Governor Nathan Deal this morning signed Senate Bill 24, the Hospital Medicaid Financing Program Act.

Severe Weather Awareness Week

February 4, 2013

Georgians have experienced their share of severe weather recently with storms causing substantial damage, injury and even death last week in North Georgia.

Georgia's Pre-K Program Prepares Young Learners

January 28, 2013

Early reports from researchers at UNC-Chapel Hill show that Georgia's Pre-K Program is producing good results.

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.

Governor Speaks State of the State

January 17, 2013

In his State of the State Address this morning, Governor Nathan Deal shared with the full General Assembly his plans to improve public safety, support education, fund health care and continue to encourage new business around the state.

Georgia Will Not Set Up a State Health Insurance Exchange

November 19, 2012

In a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Governor Nathan Deal confirmed on Friday that Georgia will not set up a state health insurance exchange.

Governor Deal Announces Georgia CommuteSmart Program

September 11, 2012

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.

Waiver for Summer Gasoline Requirements

September 7, 2012

With Gulf-area refineries struggling to meet fuel supply demands in the wake of Hurricane Isaac, the Environmental Protection Agency this week announced that it would temporarily waive Clean Air Act requirements that states sell only low volatility gasoline during the summer.

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