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This Week in GeorgiaGov

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.

Dealing With Dangerous Dogs

July 20, 2012

In response to an alarming series of dog attacks on children and neighborhood residents reported during the last several years, the General Assembly last legislative session passed and Governor Nathan Deal approved House Bill 685, which, with its Responsible Dog Ownership Law, now holds owners more deeply accountable for their dangerous or vicious dogs.

Reductions to Unemployment Benefits Signed into Law

May 14, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal recently signed House Bill 347 into law, cutting unemployment benefits to Georgians and increasing unemployment insurance taxes to businesses.

New Video Gaming Tax Credit Signed

May 10, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation into law on Wednesday, May 2, letting Georgia’s growing video gaming industry keep state tax credits, but with new limitations.

Digital Learning Bill Passes State Senate

April 27, 2012

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed Senate Bill 289, The Digital Learning Act, which is expected to make Georgia a national leader in online learning.

Salary Reduction of Teachers Caught Cheating

April 27, 2012

Governor Nathan Deal has signed into law House Bill 692, which revokes any salary increase or bonuses for Georgia teachers who personally falsified or caused falsification of students' standardized tests.

Governor Deal Signs New Tax Reform Bill

April 20, 2012

Gov. Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill 386, the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan, which cuts taxes for all Georgians and covers multiple types of tax eliminations.

Charter Schools Bill left for Voters

April 13, 2012

Earlier this year, House Resolution 1162 passed the State Senate and House, placing the Constitutional amendment to allow state officials to create charter schools in the hands of Georgia voters this fall. 

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