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What the Fiscal Cliff Deal Means for Georgians

January 3, 2013

To avoid the tax increases and spending cuts that economists feared might send the country back into recession, Congress on Tuesday passed the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012.

Review Prefiled Legislation for the 2013 Legislative Session

January 2, 2013

To prepare for the legislative session that starts January 14, state legislators have begun filing bills and resolutions for consideration.

Applying for the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption

December 31, 2012

Launching tomorrow, the Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption (GATE) program will help farmers apply for all tax exemptions, including the new ones on equipment purchase and energy use.

New Year's Day 2013

December 28, 2012

To encourage families to spend the first day of the new year together, state offices are closed today. If you need assistance, you can visit government agencies when they reopen tomorrow, Wednesday, January 2.

Improving the Juvenile Justice System

December 28, 2012

The Special Council on Criminal Justice Reform for Georgians last week released its recommendations for saving money and reducing the number of repeat offenders within the juvenile justice system.

Understanding Mental Illness

December 27, 2012

Following the tragedies in Newtown, Conn. and Webster, N.Y., there has been an increase in discussion of mental health and illness.

February 5 Special Election

December 26, 2012

With Robert Stokley's departure from the State House District 71 seat, voters from Coweta and Fayette counties will head back to the polls on February 5.

Winter Holidays 2012

December 20, 2012

State offices will be closed Monday, December 24 and Tuesday, December 25 so that families can spend the winter holidays together. Offices will reopen Wednesday, December 26.

Take the Energy Challenge

December 20, 2012

Encouraged by the growing movement toward sustainability, all state agencies committed in 2008 to reducing energy consumption in office buildings some 15 percent by 2020.

Improving the Health of Georgia's Youngest Learners

December 19, 2012

Childhood obesity in Georgia is reaching an epidemic level. As many schools are scaling back their participation in the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act, Georgia is providing incentives to schools to serve better food to students. 

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