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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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DCH Gives Final Approval to Medicaid Waiver Application

The Georgia Department of Community Health (DCH) board met December 20th via teleconference and gave final approval to Governor Brian Kemp’s 1115 Medicaid Waiver application. The waiver plan would expand access to Medicaid in Georgia, but include requirements that recipients of the expansion be employed or involved in other activities.

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