By Alan: March 26, 2015 - 5:54am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

On March 18, the House of Representatives voted to adopt HR 302, which strives to increase the number of doctors in Georgia through a plea to Congress. Currently Georgia faces a shortage of doctors, particularly in rural parts of the state. 

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By Alan: March 17, 2015 - 4:27pm.

By Rep. Alan Powell

On March 11, members of the House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to approve HB 439, the New Markets Jobs Act, which would assist rural and other underserved areas by establishing an investment fund to help put more capital investments for small businesses in those areas.

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By Alan: March 10, 2015 - 5:33am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

Wednesday, March 11, is the 29th legislative day of the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly. With Thursday devoted to committee meetings, Friday will be the all-important 30th day, also known as Crossover Day, which is the deadline for most legislation to pass either the House of Representatives or the Senate in time to be considered by the other chamber this year.

In anticipation, both the House and Senate are taking action on an increased number of bills this week, covering a wide range of issues.

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By Alan: March 6, 2015 - 6:18am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

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By Alan: February 25, 2015 - 5:56am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

On Monday, Gov. Nathan Deal released the final report and recommendations from the Rural Hospital Stabilization Committee, which was created last year to identify and provide solutions to address the financial struggles of Georgia’s rural hospitals.

The committee’s purpose is to review and recommend steps to ensure that all Georgians, no matter where they live, have the ability to receive adequate health care and to strengthen a system that affects not only our citizens’ wellbeing but also the condition of our local economies.

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