By Alan: May 6, 2015 - 3:52pm.
By Tom Crawford | Published: May 5, 2015
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By Alan: April 8, 2015 - 5:43am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

 

The 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly adjourned April 2, with the House of Representatives and Senate taking final action on a number of major legislative issues.

On March 31, the House and Senate voted overwhelmingly to approve a $21.8 billion annual state budget plan for fiscal year 2016, which begins July 1.

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By Alan: April 1, 2015 - 5:21am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

This is the final week of the 2015 session of the Georgia General Assembly. With legislative day 40 scheduled for Thursday, April 2, the House of Representatives and the Senate are working to resolve several major issues, including transportation funding, the fiscal year 2016 state budget, insurance coverage for young autism patients, among others. 

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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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