The Georgia General Assembly adjourned sine die just before midnight on April 2 after a session that saw many twist and turns on key legislation. In these 40 days, lawmakers approved budgets for the remainder of the FY 2015 and FY 2016 budgets as well as legislation that addressed transportation, medical… more »
Georgia State President Mark Becker, Athletics Director Charlie Cobb, Men’s Basketball Coach Ron Hunter, and the Men’s Basketball Team were invited to the House of Representatives and the Senate this week and presented with resolutions commending them on their championship season and outstanding performance in the 2015 NCAA… more »
The Senate today, voted 52-1 to pass the $21.8 billion state budget for the fiscal year that begins on July 1. The proposed budget for FY 2016 is $1 billion larger than the current spending plan, with much of the new money added in the areas of education funding.
The House voted 123-46 this week to pass the House transportation plan. HB 170, is intended to raise an estimated $1 billion dollars a year to build roads, repair bridges and finance other transit projects.
The latest revision involved pushing back the effective date of changes in local option sales taxes… more »
Several Georgia State University students were commended this week with resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate. To read the resolutions in their entirety please click the following links.
Georgia State University hosted its annual GSU Day at the Capitol this week. Students, faculty, alumni and administrators were on hand to speak to state lawmakers and showcase the many programs, initiatives and achievements happening at the University. Georgia State’s economic impact on Atlanta and the state of Georgia were… more »
The House passed HB 75, the FY 2015 Amended budget by a vote of 171-0. The amended budget totals $20.9 billion which includes $128 million allocated to the midyear adjustment to K-12 public school to pay for increased growth in student enrollment, and $40 million for economic development grants.
Governor Nathan Deal has proposed a spending plan of $21.78 billion for fiscal year 2016, a 4.5 percent or $946.2 million increase over the current state budget. Of this new spending, just over half will go towards education funding for Georgia’s public schools. “My first and foremost priority is… more »
Governor Nathan Deal on Wednesday delivered his fifth State of the State address to a joint session of the Georgia Legislature. “In short, I’m here to report to you today that the state of our state is strong and getting stronger every day,” he says. Governor Deal… more »