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Session yielded both victories and challenges

The 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to an end in Atlanta in early April.Again our state, unlike the federal government in Washington, D.C., passed a balanced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/opinion/opinion-columns/2015-05-02/session-yielded-
How do you get the governor to sign your bill? (Be polite)

ATLANTA ? When the General Assembly adjourned after having passed hundreds of bills, that's...Governors have 40 days to sign or veto legislation after the General Assembly goes home, or the bill becomes law anyway.Gov. Nathan Deal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-17/how-do-you-get-governor-
Ga. health legislation: Winners and losers

ATLANTA -- With the 2015 General Assembly session ending last week, here's...Yet on the other hand, the General Assembly made sale of fireworks legal...legislation that gained passage in the General Assembly. And another bill allows riders...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-07/ga-health-legislation-wi
New state budget will keep construction crews busy in Metro Atlanta

Not everybody was happy with the way the 2015 General Assembly session ended Friday morning, but contractors...creating badly needed construction jobs.But the General Assembly's bond package wasn't the only boon to contractors...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2015-04-05/new-state-budget-will-keep-construc
GA GOP district conventions support 'religious freedom' bill

...R-Columbus, said Monday that 11 of Georgia's 14 Republican district conventions voted over the weekend to urge the 2016 General Assembly to pass his Georgia Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which failed in the legislative session that ended April...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-20/ga-gop-district-conventi
Ga. pipeline practices changed over time

...Hills region, home to quail plantations and their wealthy owners.That proved unwiseIn response to the leaks, the General Assembly placed a year-long moratorium on pipeline companies' eminent domain right. And then-Gov. Zell Miller gave...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-04-20/ga-pipeline-practices-change
Georgia hikes college tuition

...continue to offer quality, public higher education, we must continue to invest in our institutions," he said.The General Assembly accepted Gov. Nathan Deal's recommendation to boost spending on the University System by $63 million or 4 percent...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-14/georgia-hikes-college-tu
Mother behind autism insurance push eager for governor to sign bill

ATLANTA - Each day as Gov. Nathan Deal plods through a stack of more than 300 bills passed by the 2015 General Assembly, Anna Bullard becomes a tad more anxious.When, she wonders, will he sign Senate Bill 1, turning the piece of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-04-18/mother-behind-autism-ins
Deal to sign medical marijuana legislation into law

...sweeping medical marijuana bill into law after the 2015 General Assembly session ends April 2 and will order state agencies...marijuana bill died at the last minute in the 2014 General Assembly."I didn't think we could top the emotion of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-25/deal-sign-medical-marijuana-leg
Sharing economy poses policy challenges, opportunities

...so-called peer-to-peer sharing platforms are causing policymakers to scratch their heads from the Geor gia General Assembly to the Federal Reserve, but one academic who studies them says they can be good for consumers and the economy...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-21/sharing-economy-poses-poli