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Governor Deal's plan for failing schools moves to statewide vote in 2016

ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016 and accomplishing the Republican's top priority kicking...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/politics/2015-03-25/governor-deals-plan-failing-sch
Autism bill looks stalled in Ga. House

ATLANTA -- The fight over autism treatment coverage continued, pitting organizations concerned about costs against advocates for the most effective services for children.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-24/autism-bill-looks-stalle
House panel OKs Deal's school takeover plan

...Gov. Nathan Deal's proposal to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" appears headed for a vote in the Georgia House after securing a key committee's approval Monday.Under Deal's plan, an appointed superintendent accountable...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2015-03-23/house-panel-oks-deals-sch
Georgia House Speaker Ralston hopes for quick vote on medical marijuana bill

ATLANTA - Georgia House Speaker David Ralston says he hopes both chambers will vote this week on a bill allowing people with any of eight medical conditions...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2015-03-23/georgia-house-speaker-ralston
Ga. House extends suits for child-sex victims

ATLANTA - Adults would get two years to sue people they allege sexually abused them as children even though the statute of limitations had already expired.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-16/ga-house-extends-suits-c
Mayor offers surprising lunch invitation

...eventually became the longest-serving House speaker pro tem in the country. Cheeks was later re-elected to the Georgia House and served for 20 years before winning a state Senate seat, which he held for 12 years before losing it to his old...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/city-ink/2015-03-14/mayor-offers-su
School worker insurance cuts worry lawmakers

...that it's a matter of fairness to other state employees who work part time but don't qualify for benefits.The Georgia House, feeling the heat from the public over the unpopular proposal, put the benefits for the non-certificate workers back...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-10/school-worker-insurance-
Ga. House passes fireworks bill

ATLANTA - Georgians could soon legally celebrate their big moments and holidays with exploding fireworks after the House voted to make them available for sale and use in this state.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-03-09/fireworks-legal-ga-house
Bill could limit tag reader data, hamper investigations

...law could potentially limit how Georgia law enforcement agencies use the technology outside of traffic enforcement.Georgia House Bill 93, authored by John Pezold, R-Columbus, would limit how long law enforcement can retain data collected from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2015-03-06/bill-could-limit-tag-r
Georgia House passes $44.6 billion state budget, keeping insurance for part-time school employees

ATLANTA - A $44.6 billion state budget approved Thursday by the Georgia House would narrow past cuts to public education spending, cut funding for low-interest student loans and ask local school districts...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2015-02-26/georgia-house-passes-446