ATLANTA (February 18, 2009) – Leaders of the Georgia General Assembly introduced today the “Jobs, Opportunity, and Business Success Act of 2009,” a tax relief package aimed at stimulating Georgia’s economy through innovation and entrepreneurship.\
ATLANTA (February 17, 2009) – Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock) released the following statement today regarding Governor Perdue signing H.B. 143 into law. This ensures over three million homeowners that funding for the 2009 Homeowners Tax Relief Grant (HTRG) will be maintained in this year’s budget:
ATLANTA (February 16, 2009) – Leading Georgia health-care reformer State Sen. Judson Hill (R – Marietta) introduced Senate Bill 92 as his latest initiative to improve our current state health care system and to make healthcare more accessible for all Georgians. SB 92 would transfer eligible state Medicaid and Peach Care patients’ medical coverage to a private health insurance provider with state health care funds still paying the premiums. The measure is intended to help Medicaid and Peachcare recipients obtain healthcare in the doctor’s office rather than be turned away due to low physician reimbursements pushing the recipients to the hospital emergency room for care. The measure also provides eligible recipients the opportunity to stay insured under the same plan once they move off of government assistance. Hill believes SB 92 is an essential measure to accomplish his mission of improving access to quality care and lowering health insurance costs for every Georgian. Continue reading “Georgia Senator Judson Hill Introduces State Medicaid Reform Bill”
Georgia Power Act Passes Senate, Among Other Important Initiatives
By Sen. Chip Pearson
ATLANTA (February 13, 2009) – Consumer concerns were high on the Senate’s list of priorities this week. We engaged in a spirited debate over how to finance two nuclear generators that will be built at Plant Vogtle near Augusta. These generators will supply Georgia with new sources of energy to support our growth and economic competitiveness.
By Sen. Bill Heath
ATLANTA (February 13, 2009)—This week I’ve been focused on two main topics – financial responsibility and the improvement of Georgia’s school systems. I know these are important issues to you, and this week I have proposed and passed bills that will help Georgians with these crucial needs.