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This Week in GeorgiaGov:

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.

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% 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. 

Talking to Your Child About Traumatic Events

December 18, 2012

When children experience a traumatic event, see or hear media coverage of it or overhear people talking about it, they can feel anxious, worried, or confused. Some children react right away, while others may show signs later.

Brookhaven Launches Into Cityhood

December 17, 2012

After electing their first mayor and city council less than two weeks ago, Brookhaven residents today see their city open municipal operations.

Responding to the Newtown Tragedy

December 17, 2012

Georgians grieve with and pray for the families and friends of those affected by Friday's senseless tragedy. Schools across the state have taken various approaches to assess and step up their safety and security.

Prefiled Legislation for 2013 Legislative Session

December 13, 2012

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

Zero Tolerance During the Holidays

December 13, 2012

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.

January 8 Special Elections

December 12, 2012

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.

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