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GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018 Day Thirty-two, March 9, 2018   After a busy week of committee meetings, legislators will focus on the actions of the Rules Committees of both chambers to see which bills will move to the chamber floor for debate and a vote.  The Senate Rules Committee traditionally meets […]

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GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018 Day Thirty-one, March 7, 2018     Tuesday – Legislative Day Thirty – March 6, 2018 (workday) ACTION   Senate Committee – Veterans, Military and Homeland Security   HB 700          Georgia Student Finance Authority, service cancelable education loans; include graduate degree programs.  DO PASS   House Ways […]

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GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018 Day Thirty, March 5, 2018   The Senate and House convened at 10:00 a.m. on Monday morning.  Today, and for the remainder of this week, committee meetings will take center stage.  The House calendar for Monday did not contain any bills that we have been tracking.  The […]

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GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018 WEEK SEVEN   As we approach Crossover Day, the pace under the Gold Dome sure has picked up.  Committee meetings ruled the work this week.  Thanks to those of you who have reached out and continue to communicate with your delegation.  Your communications really do make a […]

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GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018 WEEK SIX     With this week’s school shooting in Florida, the twenty-fifth since Columbine, we need to take a moment to say a prayer for all the individuals affected by this terrible act in Florida and for all others affected by senseless acts of violence in […]

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GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018 WEEK FIVE   As we approach the half-way point of this legislative session, thirteen House and two Senate bills have crossed over or are in the process of crossing over during the past four legislative days.  These bills will continue on their journey to passage by both […]

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GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018 WEEK FOUR   As this week moved through, we concluded the fourteenth day of the legislative session. Committees met and moved bills toward the final goal of passage before the end of the session on March 29, 2018.  With day fifteen of the legislative session scheduled for […]

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GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018 WEEK THREE   The first ten days of the session have been relatively quiet from the observer’s perspective.  So far, the major event has been the release of the Governor’s version of the amended FY 18 budget with midterm adjustments for the QBE formula to correct for […]

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GEORGIA SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION LEGISLATIVE UPDATE – 2018 WEEK TWO   The legislative session is off to a very slow start.  Since last Monday was a federal holiday, the legislature was not in session, and weather affected two other days this week.   On Thursday, the Senate passed SB 317.  The bill would allow the […]

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Week One of the 2018 Georgia Legislative Session   The Atlanta weather was very cold when the legislators came to town for the start of this year’s session.   During the first four days of the legislative calendar, the major events were the Governor’s final State of the State Address, the release of the adjusted […]

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