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2015 Capitol Update Week 7 – Budget, Cannabis, Transportation

Feb 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Brett

A busy two weeks The Georgia General Assembly passed the half way mark for the 2015 Session this week. Crossover day, the 30th day of the Session and the last day a bill must pass one chamber for consideration by the other, is Friday, March 13. Sine Die, our last day of the Session, is April ...

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2015 Capitol Update – Week 5 – Solar Power / Education

Feb 15, 2015 No Comments ›› Brett

Solar Power and Education bills unanimously pass the House The House began this week of the session by unanimously passing HB 57, the Solar Power Free Market Financing Act. Authored by Rep. Mike Dudgeon, this legislation makes it easier and more affordable for Georgians to fund solar power installations through third-party financing plans. Upon approval by the Senate ...

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2015 Capitol Update – Week 3 – AFY 2015 Budget Passed

Jan 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Brett

We’re gearing up Amended Fiscal Year 2015 Budget The House unanimously passed HB 75 the AFY 2015 budget this week, a mid-year adjustment of state revenues and expenses through June 30, 2015. This amended budget includes $276 million in “new” funds, seventy percent going to education. Additionally, $1.5 million funds continuation of Xpress bus service and $4.5 ...

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2015 Capitol Update – Week 2 – Budget Preparations

Jan 24, 2015 No Comments ›› Brett

Budget Week - Governor proposes $21.8 billion state budget Budget docs here. The General Assembly took no official action during our second week of the 2015 Session. The Senate and House met in Joint Session to begin the process of reviewing the Governor's budget proposals for the Amended FY 15 and FY 16 fiscal years. The Governor's FY 16 budget proposes over ...

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