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Setting Up a Health Insurance Exchange

September 18, 2012

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.

Forestry Commission Joins Task Force to Prevent Arson

September 17, 2012

The Georgia Forestry Commission is joining with 13 other states to launch the Southeast Arson Task Force, the first of its kind in the nation. A federal grant is funding the project, which will advance the training for fire investigators in member states, most of which are understaffed and underfunded.

Vote for New Wildlife License Plates

September 14, 2012

To support conservation and habitat restoration efforts, the Wildlife Resources Division, Department of Natural Resources will soon be introducing new wildlife license plates and invites you to vote for your four favorite designs.

Child Bullying and Prevention

September 13, 2012

With the school year started again, child bullying has become an increasing concern among most parents and education leaders. Bullying is a well-known act among children of all ages, and can happen at any grade with both genders.

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.

Flags Fly Half-Staff on Patriot Day

September 11, 2012

In memory of those who died during the September 11, 2001 attacks, residents around the state this morning observed a moment of silence, and flags at state buildings will fly at half-staff throughout the day.

Film Production in Georgia

September 10, 2012

Georgia has been the set for hundreds of films, commercials, photo shoots, music videos, television shows and series. The state’s diverse demographics, geography, moderate climate, production resources, and financial incentives have made it a desirable location for many producers.

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.

September Is National Preparedness Month

September 4, 2012

Every season brings a new threat: Snow and ice in winter, tornadoes in spring, wildfires in summer and hurricanes in the fall. If you and your family are prepared, you will know what to do in any emergency.

Labor Day 2012

September 3, 2012

In honor of Labor Day, all state offices will be closed today, September 3. If you need assistance, all government agencies will reopen on Tuesday, September 4.

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