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House Fulton Delegation Mental Health Study

Two years ago the Fulton County Delegation of the Georgia House established a study committee on mental health in Fulton County to look at how such a system of care might improve care, eliminate duplications, and work better with state programs. This report was issued in February, 2015 and Georgia helped fund the first recommendation …

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House Ensures 25 Ft Buffer for Salt Marshes

House votes to protect Georgia’s coastal marshes On March 26, the House voted unanimously to approve an amended version of legislation to re-establish a 25-foot buffer zone to protect coastal Georgia’s saltwater marshes. House members strengthened SB 101 by giving the state authority to review any land disturbing projects that are awarded buffer zone exemptions …

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Legislative Report: Budget Week

 Legislative Report | January 26, 2015 Dropping school workers’ insurance creates controversy Last week, I joined my colleagues on the House and Senate Appropriations Committees for hearing and initial work on the annual state budget for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1, as well as the amended budget for the remainder of the current …

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Georgia General Assembly: Week 1

Rep. Pat Gardner | Legislative Report | January 19, 2015 House Democrats outline 2015 legislative agenda The 2015 legislative agenda of the Democratic Caucus of the House of Representatives includes legislation to advance the following values: Economic Security. Improve the lives of Georgia’s families by creating jobs, helping build small businesses and protecting working families. …

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