Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Timothy Sweeney

Governor Nathan Deal Signs Bill

More Needed for Schools, Health Care After $23.7B Budget Kicks in July 1

Gov. Nathan Deal  just signed the state’s budget for the 2017 fiscal year that kicks in this July and once again we heard that...

Georgia Misses Big Opportunity to Help Struggling Rural Hospitals

First published in the SW Georgia Health Beat on page 23. The good news is Georgia lawmakers understand something must be done to help the state’s...
Georgia House Chamber

Lawmakers Miss on Health Care, Education, but Leave Flawed Tax Plan Behind

Soon after the traditional paper storm settled on the 2016 legislative session Gov. Nathan Deal’s swift veto of the so-called religious liberty bill grabbed...
Abandoned hospital

Tax Credit for Contributions to Rural Hospitals: Updated Bill Analysis

The Georgia House of Representatives has passed a $100 million tax credit program for individual and corporate donations to hospitals in rural or nearly-rural...

Tax Credit for Contributions to Rural Hospitals

Bill analysis updated on Mar. 10, 2016. Please see updated draft. Georgia lawmakers are considering a $250 million tax credit program for individual and corporate...

School Workers, State Retirees Make Gains in 2017 House Budget Passed Today

The Georgia House of Representatives today proposed increased benefits for state retirees and expanding raises to public school support workers as it put its...

New State Health Budget Traps 300K Georgians in Coverage Gap

The proposed 2017 budget for the Department of Community Health directs $2.5 billion from the state general fund to operate Georgia’s Medicaid and PeachCare...

Overview: 2017 Budget for Department of Community Health

The proposed budget for the 2017 fiscal year starting July 1, 2016 directs $2.59 billion from the general fund to the Department of Community...

Overview of Georgia’s 2017 Fiscal Year Budget

The $23.7 billion state budget proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal for the 2017 fiscal year represents a high water mark for state spending in...

Record State Budget Still Reflects Austere Approach

You’ve no doubt heard reports that the $23.7 billion state budget proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal for the 2017 fiscal year starting July 1,...

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