2017 Capitol Update Week 6 – House passes $25 billion budget

Feb 19, 2017 No Comments ›› Brett

Deralyn and Dana Swilley serve as Pages in the Georgia House House passes $25 billion FY 2018 Budget House Bill 44, the Fiscal Year 2018 budget, passed the House with a single no vote. The proposed budget is balanced at $24.9 billion. Sixty-two percent of new revenue is allocated to education, 15% to transportation, 10% for public ...

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Capitol Update Week 5 – Full Speed Ahead

Feb 14, 2017 No Comments ›› Brett

  Rep. Micah Gravley and Firefighter heroes after passage of HB 146. Passed the House this week . . . House Bill 146, by Rep. Micah Gravley, will greatly benefit Georgia's brave firefighters by requiring insurance coverage for those serving on-duty over 12 consecutive months and have been diagnosed with cancer and are unable to continue working as ...

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Capitol Update Week 4 – Property Protection Bill Introduced

Feb 14, 2017 No Comments ›› Brett

I was pleased to welcome Marilyn, Kelly, and Marcy from Snellville to the Capitol this week.   Committees meeting daily Committees are actively meeting and considering legislation. Members of the House and Senate have introduced over 2,000 bills and resolutions during our first two weeks of this Session. By agreement, the 2017 Session of the Georgia General Assembly ...

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2017 Capitol Update Week 3 – “Little” Budget passes House

Jan 30, 2017 No Comments ›› Brett

State of the Judiciary On Wednesday of last week, Georgia's Supreme Court Chief Justice Harris Hines delivered the State of the Judiciary address to a joint session of the House and Senate. Chief Justice Hines noted that 2017 marks a "historic year of change" as our Supreme Court expands for the first time in history from ...

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