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    Friday, May 10, 2019
    Georgia lawmakers gave final passage to the state’s $27.5 billion budget for the 2020 fiscal year, beginning July 1, 2019. Built on the state’s lowest estimate of revenue growth in a decade, the FY 2020 budget projects a conservative 3.2 percent increase in tax and fee collections above the previous fiscal year. The vast majority of new funding over the $26.9 billion amended FY 2019 budget is ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Political, Education
    Friday, April 19, 2019
    The Peach County School District will be participating in the Seamless Summer Meal Program option again this year!  Free breakfast and lunch will be offered to children between June 3rd through June 27, 2019.  Sites in Fort Valley and Byron (exact locations to be announced) to serve all areas. If you or your business would like to sponsor a site, please contact Matoshia Lewis at ...read more
    Categories: Community, Education
    Monday, April 08, 2019
    The Career, Technical & Agricultural Department at Peach County High School would like to congratulate Averi Eberhart, Brannon Jarvis, Jose Lopez, Kadarius McMiller, Dev Patel, Jordan Patterson, Jameson Suddeth, Matthew Walker, Logan Layton, Skyler Roberson, and Ismael Garcia (not pictured).   In addition to completed the Automotive Maintenance & Light Repair pathway these students have taken ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education
    Friday, April 05, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:April 1-2, 2019 The General Assembly convened for Legislative Day 40 on April 2, which was the final day of the 2019 session. For those bills that were successfully passed by the legislature, Governor Kemp has 40 days to sign or veto them.   Some highlights from Sine Die include:   The House and Senate reached an ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic
    Thursday, April 04, 2019
    FVSU team defeats nineteen competing teams from major colleges and universities across the State Of Georgia in the competition sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce   Team ExtendoSocket, made up of FVSU students Ryeshia Cutliff, KeAndre Leaks, Prentis Marshall, and Derek Curry, won the Georgia Inventure Prize Competition, hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. The final round was be ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Education, Press Release
    Monday, March 25, 2019
    Noteworthy Items: The General Assembly was in session last week Monday, Thursday, and Friday for legislative days 33, 34, and 35. This week the General Assembly will be in Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday for Legislative Days 36, 37, 38, and 39. The final day of session will be Tuesday, April 2.  Budget & Taxes  The Senate Finance Committee added the ...read more
    Categories: Community, Political, Chamber, Economic
    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met last week on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for Legislative Days 30-32. Since Crossover Day has passed, all of the bills that were passed on the floor of one chamber by Crossover Day are now being heard in committees in the other chamber.  The General Assembly will be in session Monday, Thursday, and Friday this week while Tuesday and Wednesday will be ...read more
    Categories: Chamber, Community, Economic, Political
    Monday, March 04, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met last week Monday – Friday for Legislative Days 21-25. With Crossover this week, there were many committee meetings last week to try to get as many bills as possible on the floor by Day 28. As a reminder if a bill does not pass at least one chamber and “cross over” to the next, by the end of Day 28, it is not eligible for consideration the remainder of the ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, February 25, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met last week Tuesday – Friday for Legislative Days 17-20. Session is picking up as we get closer to Crossover Day.GEDA hosted its annual legislative dinner last Monday and had excellent participation from a bipartisan group of key legislators. The dinner provided a great opportunity to thank legislators for their support of our economic development efforts ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Tuesday, February 19, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met last week Monday – Friday for Legislative Days 12-16. Session was in full swing. Notably, HB23, one of the bills allowing EMCs to provide broadband services, passed the House by a unanimous vote on Monday. It has been read in the Senate and referred to Regulated Industries and Utilities, where hearings have begun. Healthcare continues to be a prominent ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, February 11, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met Tuesday through Friday last week for Legislative Days 8-11. The Super Bowl interrupted the flow but last week saw a number of bills starting to work through the committee process. HB 23, also known as the EMC Broadband bill, passed out of the House Rules Committee on Friday after having been sent back to the House Economic Development Committee for minor ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Monday, February 04, 2019
    Noteworthy Items:The General Assembly met this week Monday-Wednesday for Legislative Days 5-7. However, due to anticipate winter weather, Governor Kemp closed state government for Tuesday, January 29, and that legislative day was abbreviated. The closure also impacted GEDA’s annual day at the Capitol, which was, unfortunately, also cancelled.It was a relatively slow legislative week as committees ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Friday, January 25, 2019
    Noteworthy Items: The General Assembly was not in session this week but the House & Senate Appropriations Committee held joint budget hearings to review the amended fiscal year 2019  (AFY19) and fiscal year 2020 (FY20) budget proposals. Some highlights are as follows:The total budget is $27.5 billion (not counting federal funds)In his FY20 budget request, Governor Kemp asked for $418 million to ...read more
    Categories: Political
    Tuesday, January 22, 2019
    GEDA (Georgia Economic Developers Association) & Prepared by: Cornerstone Government Affairs   Noteworthy Items: The General Assembly gaveled in on January 14, 2019 at 10 am. Governor Kemp and all the constitutionally elected officers were sworn in at 2 pm the same afternoon in front of a record-breaking crowd at McCamish Pavilion on Georgia Tech’s campus. In Governor Kemp’s ...read more
    Categories: Political
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