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Applying for Child Care Assistance

August 13, 2012

To ensure that children around the state are well taken care of, the Childcare and Parent Services (CAPS) program offers low-income families subsidies to pay for quality child care. CAPS covers costs for children 12 and younger; it also assists parents with special needs children up to age 17.

Sales Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Shopping Starts Today

August 9, 2012

Starting today parents can take advantage of sales tax free back-to-school shopping.

More School Nurses On Hand This Year

August 9, 2012

Starting this year, students will see more school nurses in their front office clinics. Under new legislation, public schools must now supply at least one nurse for every 750 elementary school students and one for every 1,500 middle and high school students.

The Future of T-SPLOST

August 8, 2012

As debate about the recent T-SPLOST vote winds down across much of the state, discussion is still lively for the three districts that approved the tax - the Central Savannah River Area, River Valley and Heart of Georgia Altamaha.

Strengthening Boating Safety Through Licensing

August 7, 2012

As families and state officials reflect on this year's fatal boating accidents on Lake Lanier, public safety advocates have begun calling for stricter regulation of recreational waterways. By requiring boaters to apply for licenses, much in the same way drivers do, advocates hope to curb boating accidents.

Plan Ahead Before Getting a License or ID

August 6, 2012

Since July 3, as part of its Secure ID initiative to comply with the Federal Real ID Act of 2005, the Department of Driver Services has required first time and renewing license holders to provide original documentation to prove identity, social security number and two proofs of residency.

New Georgia Hunting Guide Published

August 2, 2012

The new Georgia Hunting Seasons & Regulations Guide is now available both online and in print. The magazine-style publication provides useful information on current laws, new hunting opportunities, discounts on gear from popular vendors and more.

First Looks at the General Primary Election Results

August 1, 2012

More than 1.6 million voters sent in advance ballots and headed to the polls for yesterday's general primary, one that saw the defeat of the T-SPLOST and the approval of Sunday liquor sales in select counties.

Get Out to Vote

July 31, 2012

Voters head to the polls today to weigh in on political party questions, the transportation referendum, and their candidates for local, state and congressional seats.

Deal Announces End of Georgia 400 Toll in 2013

July 30, 2012

Governor Deal recently announced his plan to remove the Georgia 400 toll at the end of 2013. The announcement detailed to have the state pay off its bond debt on December 1, 2013, and move quickly to eliminate the unpopular toll by the end of that year, stopping collection 4 years earlier than previously planned.

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