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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.

Food Recalls: What You Need to Know

March 13, 2013

"FOOD RECALL" – two words with immediate consequences. Every day, food products are recalled for a variety of reasons.

Dept. of Education Launches 'Georgia’s Future. Now!'

March 12, 2013

The Department of Education recently launched Georgia’s Future. Now! as a way to unite efforts to improve student achievement and tell the story of the successes in public schools.

The Legislative Process: SB 136 Goes to the House

March 8, 2013

The Senate unanimously approved a bill that would make it a crime to pilot a boat with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher and increase penalties for those caught boating drunk.

Crossover Day 2013

March 7, 2013

Georgia legislative session is only 40 days in length, and today, Crossover Day, holds significance for several reasons.

Home Education in Georgia

March 5, 2013

Almost 50,000 students attend home school across the state, the Georgia Department of Education reports, and during this current school year, homeschooling has been even easier for parents.

State Employees Key to Georgia DOD Success

February 26, 2013

More than 500 state employees work for the Georgia Department of Defense in jobs ranging from sanitation services to human resources and public affairs.

Car Owners To Pay One-Time Title Ad Valorem Tax

February 25, 2013

Starting this Friday, car owners who purchase new or used vehicles will no longer pay the annual ad valorem tax but instead pay a one-time title tax.

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.

Checkoff Georgia Partnership Simplifies Charitable Giving

February 20, 2013

A coalition of charitable organizations, Checkoff Georgia has raised millions for worthy Georgia causes since 1989.

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