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Senate Adopts Alzheimer’s Response Plan

February 18, 2013

Alzheimer’s prevention and awareness is a critical issue facing Georgia’s rapidly-expanding aging population.

Governor Signs First Bills of 2013 Session

February 13, 2013

To prevent a nearly $700 million shortfall in program funding, Governor Nathan Deal this morning signed Senate Bill 24, the Hospital Medicaid Financing Program Act.

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.

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.

Georgia Will Not Set Up a State Health Insurance Exchange

November 19, 2012

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.

November 6 Ballot Question: Multi-Year Leases for State Agencies

October 30, 2012

During the last legislative session, the Georgia General Assembly passed Senate Bill 37, a bill that this election will allow voters to decide whether state agencies can enter multi-year lease agreements.

More Online Businesses to Collect Sales Taxes

October 12, 2012

In an effort both to make the retail market fair for all business owners and to draw more revenue for state programs, the General Assembly passed legislation that requires more online retailers to collect sales taxes starting this month.

Energy Saving Sales Tax Holiday This Weekend

October 4, 2012

This weekend is the sales tax holiday for all ENERGY STAR and WaterSense products across the state.

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.

Banning Synthetic Marijuana

August 20, 2012

Smoking synthetic marijuana comes with not only high risks to your health, but now strict legal consequences. Thanks to SB 370, Chase's Law, even possessing synthetic marijuana is now a felony.

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