ATLANTA (November 14, 2008) – Sen. Jeff Mullis (R-Chickamauga) joined fellow members of the Joint Legislative Panel on the Future of Manufacturing for their third meeting, hosted by Georgia Tech in Atlanta. The panel toured the campus’ Manufacturing Research Center and heard presentations from the university’s professors, students and industry experts. Presenters addressed the current state of Georgia’s manufacturing industry and their current research and development of new factory technologies and support strategies.
ATLANTA (November 14, 2008) – State Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta) presided over the third Senate Healthcare Transformation Study Committee meeting held yesterday at the Capitol where a grim outlook on the future of federal and state health care was presented. Dennis Smith, who was the Director of the US Medicaid and Medicare Services for the past seven years and now serves as a Senior Fellow in Health Care Reform at the conservative think tank Heritage Foundation, stressed action needs to be taken now at the state level to ensure the future quality of the state’s Medicaid, SCHIP, and Peachcare programs.
“Doing nothing to address our health care system is simply not an option,” said Sen. Hill. “We need to find sustainable, long-term health care solutions to fund these programs rather than the quick fix budget solutions that seem to take place more often than not. Discovering ways to decrease the number of uninsured citizens, increase support for our physicians, improve patient access to quality care, and ultimately lower health care costs for all taxpayers are simply the right thing to do for the state of Georgia.”
ATLANTA (November 14, 2008) – As part of the joint Senate Appropriations subcommittee meeting
series, the Community Health subcommittee and the Best Value in Government Task Force held a joint
workshop today at the Capitol to discuss agency reports, efficiencies, and cost savings for the
Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, Ga. Board of Physician Workforce, State Medical
Education Board and Department of Community Health (DCH). Senators Greg Goggans (R-Douglas)
and Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) co-chaired the meeting.
ATLANTA (October 27, 2008) – As a part of the joint Senate Appropriations subcommittee meeting
series, the General Government subcommittee and the Best Value in Government Task Force held a
joint workshop today at the Capitol to discuss agency reports, efficiencies, and cost savings for the
State Ethics Commission, Office of Consumer Affairs, Department of Insurance and Office of
Secretary of State. Senators Seth Harp (R-Midland) and Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpsburg) co-chaired