By Alan: March 25, 2014 - 7:10pm.

By Rep. Alan Powell

The 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly came to an end late in the evening on March 20. During the session’s final week, the House of Representatives and Senate completed work on the state budget for fiscal year 2015 and took action on a number of key issues but were unable to agree on some major legislation.

In the coming weeks, I will provide a comprehensive wrap-up of actions taken during this year’s session. This week’s report includes the major legislation passed during the final two days of the session:

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By Alan: March 19, 2014 - 5:40am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

The 2014 session of the Georgia General Assembly will come to an end Thursday, March 20. While a vote on the $20.8 billion state budget for fiscal year 2015 was scheduled for Tuesday, a number of other major issues remain unsettled going into the 40th and final legislative day of the session.

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By Alan: March 14, 2014 - 1:53pm.
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By Alan: March 12, 2014 - 8:39am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

By a vote of 159 to 1 on March 7, the House of Representatives approved a resolution to encourage the development of a water management plan for the Savannah River Basin.

On behalf of the Joint State Water Caucus, HR 1279 encourages the appropriate Georgia and South Carolina agencies, as well as the Army Corps of Engineers, to develop and implement an adaptive water management plan for the Savannah River Basin.

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By Alan: March 5, 2014 - 7:34am.

By Rep. Alan Powell

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Monday to approve legislation that would allow research into the use of cannabis oil, a derivative of marijuana, to treat some medical disorders.

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