“Cove’s Law” Signed into Georgia Law

HB 241CLEVELAND (May 24, 2017) | On Monday, May 8, 2017, Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 241 into Georgia law. Senator Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) carried HB 241 in the Senate to ensure Krabbe disease would be added to the list of metabolic and genetic conditions a baby is screened for at birth. Ms. Brooke Adams Nix, a White County teacher, brought to light the need for HB 241 and worked with Sen. Gooch and his colleagues to get Cove’s Law passed and signed into law. Continue reading ““Cove’s Law” Signed into Georgia Law”

Sen. Steve Gooch Files Legislation to Study High-Speed Broadband Internet Access

ATLANTA (February 4, 2016)  |  Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) has filed legislation to create the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee. If approved by the Georgia General Assembly, Senate Resolution 876 will meet several times throughout the summer and fall of 2016 to discuss common obstacles for high-speed broadband internet, particularly in the state’s rural communities. Continue reading “Sen. Steve Gooch Files Legislation to Study High-Speed Broadband Internet Access”

Sen. Steve Gooch Elected to Serve as Senate Majority Whip

ATLANTA (November 17, 2014)  |  Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) was elected to serve as Majority Whip of the Senate Republican Caucus for the upcoming biennial legislative term of the Georgia General Assembly. In this role, Sen. Gooch’s primary responsibility will be to research legislation, educate and inform caucus members, and ensure a full caucus presence during important legislative votes. The Majority Whip is the third ranking leadership position within the Republican caucus. Continue reading “Sen. Steve Gooch Elected to Serve as Senate Majority Whip”