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News Georgia » Government: Georgia Bill Would Provide Government Help for First Responders in Distress

News channel or source: http://www.govtech.com/em/training/Georgia-Bill-Would-Provide-Government-Help-for-First-Responders-in-Distress.html
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

First responders see some horrific things, and many internalize their feelings. They’re the helpers and aren’t supposed to be the ones needing help. But often they need some guidance on how to handle some of what they deal with, and in Georgia a bill ...

News Georgia » Government: Georgia: Independent Agency To Investigate Crimes Committed By Law Enforcement Officers

News channel or source: http://www.eurasiareview.com/16022018-georgia-independent-agency-to-investigate-crimes-committed-by-law-enforcement-officers/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

(Civil.Ge) — The Government of Georgia endorsed at its session today an amendments bill setting up the Service of State Inspector, an independent investigative agency for crimes committed by law enforcement officers and public officials. The new agency ...

News Georgia » Government: 'Netflix tax' proposed to subsidize rural broadband in Georgia

News channel or source: http://statescoop.com/netflix-tax-proposed-to-subsidize-rural-broadband-in-georgia
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

A lawmaker in Georgia is trying to update the state's tax code to pull ... This would be accomplished in conjunction with a broadband expansion plan, agreement with a local government provider or private business, or some combination of all three.

News Georgia » Government: Georgia Seeks To Reduce Penalties For Marijuana

News channel or source: https://hightimes.com/news/georgia-seeks-reduce-penalties-marijuana/
Publication date: uesday 13 February 2018

With two bills introduced in the state’s government, Georgia seeks to reduce penalties for marijuana possession. The capital city of Georgia, Atlanta, has already decriminalized possession. Are lawmakers trying to get the entire state on board?

News Georgia » Government: At mid-session, Georgia lawmakers take on taxes, transit

News channel or source: http://www.valdostadailytimes.com/news/state_news/at-mid-session-georgia-lawmakers-take-on-taxes-transit/article_77332408-2de2-5743-a5de-cf201c2bdc40.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — Activity at Georgia's Capitol is in full swing as this past week ... Restaurant groups have been pushing the so-called "brunch bill," saying it's unfair that government-run facilities such as Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium don't face ...

News Georgia » Government: Columbus woman sentenced for defrauding the federal government

News channel or source: http://www.wtvm.com/story/37513875/columbus-woman-sentenced-for-defrauding-the-federal-government
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

A Columbus woman has been sentenced by the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia for defrauding the U.S. government in a medical equipment billing scheme. Christie Morgan, a.k.a. Christie Hutto, and her former husband operated a medical ...

News Georgia » Government: Georgia editorial roundup

News channel or source: http://www.theeagle.com/news/nation/georgia-editorial-roundup/article_7329b8dd-cc23-52d8-86e4-5e4810968b6e.html
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

Even though the Georgia Lottery does not always make the names of big ... More specifically, we encourage our legislative delegation to live up to its commitment to government transparency and vote "no" to the notion of secrecy. No one makes people play ...

News Georgia » Government: Sheriff compares Georgia governor to ‘Lucifer’ for bail plan

News channel or source: https://federalnewsradio.com/government-news/2018/02/sheriff-compares-georgia-governor-to-lucifer-for-bail-plan/
Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia sheriff compared the governor to the devil over ... Insight by Booz Allen Hamilton: Technology experts explore cyber engineering in government in this free webinar. Deal’s recent plan, the final part of an eight-year criminal ...

News Georgia » Government: Georgia Senate backs plan forming city of Eagle's Landing

News channel or source: http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/national-politics/article200696534.html
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

A portion of Henry County has cleared a hurdle in its controversial quest to form a new city called Eagle's Landing. The Georgia Senate on Thursday approved two measures that would define new boundaries for the city of Stockbridge, which Eagle's Landing is ...

News Georgia » Government: Georgia governor weighs in on medical marijuana

News channel or source: http://www.walb.com/story/37524642/georgia-governor-weighs-in-on-medical-marijuana
Publication date: Friday 16 February 2018

The federal government does still list marijuana as a schedule 1 drug. Governor Deal said the pressure should be on them to open marijuana’s uses - not states trying to go around federal laws. Georgia opened medical marijuana in 2015 with Haleigh’s ...