Day 40 - Sine Die – Thursday, March 20, 2014

GPB News - Politics

Georgia Expands Gun Rights, Defers Medical MarijuanaGeorgia Expands Gun Rights, Defers Medical Marijuana

Georgia lawmakers have made it through one of the quickest legislative sessions in recent memory. Along the way, they passed bills limiting healthcare coverage for abortion, expanding where you can bring a gun and barring a Governor from expanding Medicaid.

Lawmakers Tussle Over Key Bills On Legislature's Last DayLawmakers Tussle Over Key Bills On Legislature's Last Day

Lawmakers embarked on the final day of the 2014 legislative session Thursday with many of the big issues already behind them. For example, the two chambers passed the 2015 budget on Tuesday. Often, they leave it to the last day of the 40-day session to iron out the details on the spending plan, even though it’s the only thing they must do before adjourning.

Deal Plan Would Allow Mini Hospitals For Rural AreasDeal Plan Would Allow Mini Hospitals For Rural Areas

In the wake of some recent closures of rural Georgia hospitals, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday an initiative to help such facilities survive tough financial times.

Final Legislative Day Still Fraught With SurprisesFinal Legislative Day Still Fraught With Surprises

A far-reaching tax measure approved by Georgia legislators is now on its way to Georgia ballots. It’s actually not a bill; it’s a constitutional amendment. And it would bar the General Assembly from increasing the state income tax. Currently Georgia's top rate is six percent, and that’s likely where it will stay after Nov. 4 if voters approve the cap.

Time Running Out To Comment On Proposed Ocmulgee National Monument ExpansionTime Running Out To Comment On Proposed Ocmulgee National Monument Expansion

Advocates for the Ocmulgee National Monument in East Macon have a big deadline coming up. Friday is the last day for the public to offer their thoughts on the Ocmulgee Old Fields Boundary Study.

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