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Georgia easing teacher testing rules

...first implemented during the 2014-15 school year, are part of a new regime for grading teachers mandated by the General Assembly and Gov. Nathan Deal. They're supposed to measure how much progress students make during the course of a school...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-07-28/georgia-easing-teacher-te
Georgia debates Confederate carving set in stone and state law

...than that. Let's honor what's best about our history there as well."That would take action from Georgia's General Assembly due to a state law protecting the carving from any changes without legislative approval. Members don't return...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-25/georgia-debates-confederate-
Another probation company hit with civil rights lawsuit

...probation firms had no authority to keep probationers under supervision indefinitely. The suits also spurred the General Assembly to pass a law that seeks to provide some protections for probationers.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-07-23/another-probation-comp
Crowd of candidates grows by two for Georgia House District 122 seat

...created a lot of problems for patients and providers."I think we can fix those problems. I think the Georgia General Assembly is going to have a pretty big part in health care reform in the next few years," she said.Mullins said the promotion...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-08/crowd-candidates-grows-t
Head of Atlanta NAACP chapter wants Confederate symbols taken off all Georgia state property

...fees and other income the park generates, Bankhead said. Changes at the park require approval from the Georgia General Assembly, he said.Although the carving may be one of the most recognizable tributes to the Confederacy in the metro...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-14/head-atlanta-naacp-chapter-w
Columbia County Commissioner Mack Taylor submits resignation letter for District 3 to make State House run

...m. today. Mullins said he has received a lot of feedback from the committee he formed to examine a run for the General Assembly.Taylor's resignation also triggers a special election to fill the District 3 commission seat, for which five...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-15/columbia-county-commissi
The sad rate of mothers dying in childbirth

...28.7 maternal deaths per 100,000 live births in 2011, up from 20.2 in the period 2001 to 2006.The Georgia General Assembly, alarmed by those numbers, passed a law last year establishing a committee to review such deaths.Recently the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2015-07-13/sad-rate-mothers-dying-child
Haley vetoes money to promote Woodrow Wilson Home

...recession but returned in force as tax revenues rebounded. I will not support pork in this or any other budget." The General Assembly will convene next week to take votes on the governor's budget veto and debate legislation to remove the Confederate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-06-30/haley-vetoes-money-promote-wood
Insurance coverage for autistic children now law

...Law, passed unanimously this year by the Georgia General Assembly, requires private insurance companies to cover Applied...options.Over the past eight years, the Georgia General Assembly has continually increased the amount of state funds...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-07-07/insurance-coverage-autis
New Georgia laws take effect today, most notably a higher gas tax

...donations that can be used to help state-charted schools.COURT OF APPEALS: To cope with a heavy workload, the General Assembly created three new seats on the Court of Appeals. The governor will appoint the first judges who will face election...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-06-30/new-georgia-laws-take-ef