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Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #13

The halls remain active as evening sets in over the State Capitol and the House and Senate continue to act on a flurry of agrees, disagrees, and other matters on their respective floors. Although many weighty issues remain to...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #12

With a full legislative day to spare, House and Senate leaders came to agreement on a FY 2019 budget this morning after a long weekend of quiet negotiations. But the reveal was anything but quiet as House Appropriations...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #11

With two legislative days remaining, legislative leaders embarked today on the final phase of budget negotiations for the FY 2019 budget. After the Senate adopted its proposal for HB 684 by a 52-0 vote, three ranking officers...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #10

Legislators continued their drive to Legislative Day 40 today, ticking another legislative day off the calendar and taking another major step toward Sine Die. In an early morning meeting, the Senate Appropriations Committee...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #9

Although the House and Senate floors were quiet today, legislators were at work throughout the Capitol with late efforts to get legislation through committees. Desperation is becoming palpable—with only four legislative days...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #8

Legislators rounded third and headed for home today under the Gold Dome, completing Legislative Day 36 of 40. But even as the legislative session enters the home stretch, there remains much work to be done. After full...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #7

The gutting of bills continued under the Gold Dome today with legislators turning their focus to Georgia’s Certificate of Need statutes. The House Health and Human Services Committee took up two substitute bills impacting...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #6

After a busy committee workday yesterday with legislators attempting to move last-minute propositions through the legislative gauntlet, lawmakers returned to the Capitol today to consider bills and resolutions on their...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #4

Just after Governor Deal signed the Amended FY 2018 Budget in Cedartown this morning, the House set to work adopting its proposal for the FY 2019 Budget. Notably included in the over $50 billion spending package ($26 billion...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #5

The clink of champagne flutes was almost audible under the Gold Dome this morning as the House adopted SB 17, commonly known as the “brunch bill”. The bill, authored by Sen. Renee Unterman (R-Buford), will allow local...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #3

As dawn broke over the State Capitol this morning, it revealed the long-awaited FY 2019 Budget as amended by the House Appropriations Committee. House budget subcommittees met beginning at 7AM, quickly adopting their...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #2

Lawmakers returned to the State Capitol today refreshed and renewed after a three-day weekend following Crossover Day last week. As committees began taking up propositions that have passed out of their sister chambers, so...more

Gold Dome Report - March 2018 #1

After a late night at the State Capitol, the House and Senate convened today with short calendars but weighty issues. The Senate approved HB 918, Governor Deal’s tax reform measure this morning. ...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #15

When the Senate adjourned at last night at 9PM after considering over 40 propositions, the House was just getting started. When the gavel fell on Crossover Day just after 1AM this morning, the House had voted on over 60...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #14

Completing their last convening before Crossover Day on Wednesday, the House and Senate dispensed with long calendars today. Although the House considered 24 measures and the Senate considered 29, the mood under the Gold Dome...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #13

The House and Senate capped off a busy pre-Crossover week with several weighty propositions on their respective floors. In the Senate, members considered the “Keep Faith and Freedom in Adoption and Foster Care Act”, a...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #12

The House worked a full day today, taking up 14 measures on the floor before handling a full slate of committee meetings. Among the bills adopted by the House were provisions allowing QBE funding to follow students being...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #11

Sixteen more days! But, who is counting? Sine Die is quickly approaching, marking an end to Georgia’s 2018 legislative session. Thus, committees in the House and Senate are now meeting in earnest as lawmakers introduce their...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #8

Happy Valentine’s Day to our readers! While chocolates and flowers poured through the doors of various offices in the State Capitol today, lawmakers were working on a number of important issues, including delving deeper into...more

School Code Update: School Boards Must Prohibit Lunch Shaming

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

On Sunday, November 5, 2017, Governor Wolf allowed HB 178, the omnibus School Code bill, to become law without his signature. The bill, now Act 55 of 2017, among other things, amends Section 1337 of the School Code to...more

Gold Dome Report - February 2018 #5

House members have begun working in earnest on the FY 2019 Budget with several Subcommittees of the House Appropriations Committee soliciting testimony on the Governor’s budget proposal. Meanwhile, the General Assembly awaits...more

Education Newsletter: Volume 1, Number 2

by Dickinson Wright on

House Bill 2078 (signed April 17, 2017) - This bill restructures post-secondary credit system for high school students. Unlike dual enrollment programs, a student enrolled in concurrent coursework will attend regular...more

Public Education Under Attack in Florida

Imagine a world in which public education did not exist. A world in which children did not have schools to attend. A world in which the future generation could not obtain a diploma. It is hard to imagine such a world, as the...more

Hot List – What’s Happening in the California Legislature 3/27-3/31

by Fisher Phillips on

Our weekly California Legislature “hot list” provides you with a preview of the bills that are up (as well as other important legislative action) the following week...more

State Legislation Bans Seclusion and Restraint

by Clark Hill PLC on

On December 29, 2016, Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed legislation that bans Michigan public schools and public school academies from secluding or physically restraining students, except in emergency situations. The...more

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