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Georgia House Modifies Budget Cuts

The budget is still the big story coming out of the Georgia capitol. The Georgia House last week modified many of the cuts recommended by Governor Brian Kemp, including cuts to county health departments. The $27.4 million FY20 amended appropriations bill has been sent over to the Senate.

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Legislative Update for January 31

This week’s legislative report includes information about a new sales tax on certain online purchases that will bring millions of dollars in increased revenue to the state. The report also outlines several legislative efforts to reduce the smoking and vaping rate in Georgia, especially among youth.

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Legislative Report for Jan. 24, 2020

A the state capitol last week, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp outlined his budget priorities for fiscal year 2021. Proposed increases include a pay raise for state employees earning less than $40,000, and an addition of $169 million for Medicaid and PeachCare. The Department of Public Health faces a proposed $16 million reduction.

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