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2019 Capitol Update Week 8 – Surviving Crossover Day

Mar 10, 2019 No Comments ›› Brett

Surviving Crossover Day This past Thursday, March 7 was 'crossover' day, the day when bills typically must pass one chamber to be considered by the other - though nothing is truly dead at the Capitol until the last moment of the Session. Highlights of a few bills that may not have made the news include: HB 511 provides an ...

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2019 Capitol Update Week 7 – FY 2020 Budget passes House

Mar 3, 2019 No Comments ›› Brett

HB 31 FY 2020 Budget Passes the House This week the House passed HB 31 the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget at $27.5 billion. Highlights include: HB 31 includes a $2,775 pay raise for teachers and all certified personnel. Thank you for your calls. We heard you and the House responded! $300,000 for Blight Removal and Code Enforcement (BRACE) in the Department of Community ...

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2019 Capitol Update Week 5 – HB 184 Small Cell (5G) passes House

Feb 16, 2019 No Comments ›› Brett

HB 184 Streamlining Wireless Facilities and Antennas Act passes House   This week the House passed HB 184 the Streamlining Wireless Facilities and Antennas Act.    This legislation provides access to the public right-of-way and standardizes the permitting process to facilitate deployment of next generation Small Cell (5G) technology. The Georgia Municipal Association, Association of County Commissioners, Verizon, and AT&Tworked together to support this compromise legislation benefitting ...

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2019 Capitol Update Week 4 – AFY 19 Budget passes House

Feb 16, 2019 No Comments ›› Brett

Amended FY 2019 Budget passes House This week the House passed the AFY 19 Budget including: 55% of all new revenue dedicated to K-12 education. $69 million providing school safety grants for every public school in the state. $8.4 million for mental health services in high schools. Passage of this amended budget clearly demonstrates that Governor Kemp and the House have prioritized educating our children in a safe environment. Bills ...

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