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The Legislative Process: SB 136 Signed By Governor Deal

May 1, 2013

At the start of the legislative session, Governor Deal addressed the need for increased attention to public safety on Georgia’s waterways. Senate Bill 136 does exactly that.

Protecting the Air We Breathe: Air Quality Awareness Week

April 29, 2013

Today, April 29, Air Quality Awareness Week kicks off to educate Georgians about the health effects of air pollution and the meaningful actions they can take to improve outdoor air quality.

SB 70 Authorizes Georgia DOT To Use 'Design-Build'

April 26, 2013

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.

April is Child Abuse and Neglect Awareness Month

April 24, 2013

Georgia's Department of Human Services' Division of Family and Children Services receives a report of child abuse every 15 minutes. Understanding the prevalence of child abuse and its prevention are important steps to decreasing child abuse in our communities and across the state.

Lawyers Fight Hunger with the Legal Food Frenzy

April 17, 2013

Did you know that nearly 60% of Georgia’s public school students are eligible for either a free or reduced lunch at school each day? So where do these children go for a complete and balanced meal during the summer months when they are at home?

State Charter Schools Commission Accepts Petitions

April 15, 2013

Last week, the State Charter Schools Commission released its petition application for charter school start-ups. The application serves those schools planning to open in fall 2014 or later.

Last Days to File State Income Taxes

April 10, 2013

Next Monday, April 15, taxpayers across the country will review electronic filings and flood post offices to send in federal and state taxes. If you still need to complete your Georgia taxes, follow these tips.

Governor Reviews 2013 Legislation

April 9, 2013

Yesterday, Governor Nathan Deal extended support to both businesses and veterans by signing House Bill 188 into law. The bill speeds professional licensing for veterans and their spouses.

State Health Benefit Plan's 2013 Wellness Plan

April 8, 2013

The State Health Benefit Plan’s Wellness Plan is one of the largest in the nation.

Attorney General Supports Campaign to Curb Human Trafficking

April 4, 2013

In March 2011, a mother and father were sentenced to prison for pimping out their 14-year-old daughter to a used car salesman in lieu of making their $281 car payment. The 66-year-old used car salesman was also sent to prison.

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