Governor Nathan Deal on Wednesday delivered his seventh State of the State address to a joint session of the Georgia Legislature.
News from the Capitol
In an election for the history books, Republican Donald Trump defeated Democrat Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States.
Governor Nathan Deal signed a $23.7 billion state budget this week that will increase state spending by $1.9 billion over the fiscal 2016 budget adopted last spring.
The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die as the clock struck 12:30 a.m. on Friday, March 25 after a session that saw many twists and turns on key legislation. In these 40 days, lawmakers approved budgets for the remainder of FY 2016 and FY 2017, as well as legislation that addressed religious liberty, health care, public safety, MARTA expansion and education.
HB 801, passed the Senate this week by a vote of 54-0. This bill revises the academic eligibility requirements to receive the HOPE scholarship by including computer science in the advanced science category.
This week, the Georgia Senate voted 53-2 to pass the $23.7 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1.
HB 859, was heard this week before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
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