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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.

Power to the Pedals: Atlanta’s First Bike to Work Challenge

October 3, 2012

This October, The Clean Air Campaign, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition and local transportation management associations have organized the first-ever Bike to Work Challenge. The Bike to Work Challenge encourages current and new bicycle commuters to compete as individuals or on teams with other cycling enthusiasts in the metro Atlanta area.

Increase in Georgia Student's SAT Scores & Participation

September 27, 2012

According to the College Board’s 2012 SAT report, the SAT scores of Georgia’s 2012 senior class increased seven points from year’s past. This year, students averaged an SAT score of 1452, compared to 1445 from the 2011 scores.

Georgia State War Veterans Homes to Charge Daily Fees

September 27, 2012

Starting in Jan. 2013, Georgia State War Veterans Homes will charge veterans a reasonable, daily fee of $22.42 to cover medical and nursing care expenses. The local veterans’ service offices in Augusta and Milledgeville will help veterans apply for federal benefits to defray these costs.

Preventing & Responding to Sexual Violence

September 27, 2012

A partnership between the Governor’s Office for Children and Families, the Georgia Department of Public Health and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault, the 2012 Georgia Symposium on Sexual Violence aims to educate Georgians about the best methods of prevention for and response to a widely unreported crime.

Electronic Speed Limit Signs Approved

September 26, 2012

The Georgia Department of Transportation recently approved plans to install electronic speed limit signs on parts of Interstate 285, allowing for variable speed limits during the day.

Visit State Parks & Historic Sites for Free This Weekend

September 25, 2012

This Saturday, Friends of Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites invites all Georgians to get out and experience state parks. Friends will be providing free parking and free admission at participating parks all over the state for Your State Parks Day.

Job Seeker Beware: Work-at-Home Scams

September 21, 2012

Working from home offers a flexible schedule, low overhead costs, and commuting cost and time savings. But not all work-from-home opportunities offer legitimate employment. Learn about the top four scams and tips to help avoid the hazards of finding work-at-home employment.

Tax Credits for Film & Entertainment Industries

September 19, 2012

Georgia is providing up to 30% in tax credits for companies producing feature films, television series, music videos and commercials, as well as interactive games and animation.

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.

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