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The end of 2012 has brought a new sense of urgency for Georgia besides battling the Christmas shopping crowds and making New Year’s resolutions. For the first time in 6 years, Georgia is on track to experience an increase in traffic fatalities.
With the resignations of state senators John Bulloch and Chip Rogers last week, voters from District 11 and District 21 will head back to the polls on January 8 to fill those vacancies. District 21 Representative Sean Jerguson, who is running for his district's now open senate seat, also put in his resignation last week.
Analysts expect more than 200,000 jobs in STEM fields to be created here in Georgia by 2018, and to take advantage of this, school systems all over the state are implementing new programs and opening new schools that emphasize these areas.
Following an online security breach at the Nationwide Insurance Company, Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens yesterday reassured more than 28,000 Nationwide members and policy applicants across the state that the insurer would be keeping them informed and working to protect them all from identity theft.
The Georgia Lottery is second-to-none with regard to its reputation, professionalism and commitment to maximizing funds for the educational programs in the state of Georgia. For the last 19 years much has been accomplished to generate more than $13.8 billion for Georgia’s HOPE Scholarship Program and Georgia’s Pre-K program.
In a letter to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Governor Nathan Deal confirmed on Friday that Georgia will not set up a state health insurance exchange.