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Legislative Report for January 25

In the second week of the 2019 GA Legislative Session, much of the focus was on the $27.5 billion budget request submitted by Governor Brian Kemp. While the General Assembly was in recess, House and Senate Appropriations Committees met in a joint session to hear from the Governor and other key leaders.

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Billion Steps Challenge

The American Public Health Association’s Billion Steps Challenge is on! All affiliates are invited and encouraged to help APHA meet its goal of walking 1 billion collective steps by National Public Health Week this April.

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APHA Webinar January 29

The American Public Health Association (APHA) is asking for input from affiliate chapters in promoting National Public Health Week activities in local communities and on social media. There will be a webinar on Tuesday, January 29 from 2-3 p.m. with APHA staff and leaders of affiliates and student groups.

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2019 Legislative Session Now Underway

The 2019 Georgia Legislative Session has officially convened, and our legislative liaison Scott Maxwell has issued his first legislative report of the new year. The report includes information on Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposed budget, which calls for a 2% raise for state employees and a $3,000 raise for public school teachers.

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