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Gov. Deal to speak at Vietnam War commemoration event

Special to SEGAZINE

Governor Nathan Deal is expected to attend a ceremony at the State Capitol Thursday celebrating the partnership between Georgia and the U.S. Department of Defense to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.
Source: Milledgeville Union-Recorder

 Tom Baxter: What the Savannah River dredging project and the Medicaid expansion say about our priorities
“For a vivid picture of how Georgia’s fiscal priorities get fixed, let’s compare the state’s refusal to join in the Medicaid expansion with its determination to move ahead with the deepening of the Savannah River channel to the Port of Savannah.”

Vice President Biden says U.S. harbors must be deepened
Biden toured the Port of Savannah on Monday and called for expediting port improvement projects on the U.S. East Coast.
Source: Savannah Morning News

• Coastal Georgia leaders react to Biden’s visit
“It was Joe Biden as straight as it gets. He talked about how this port was good for the entire country, that partnership should be dropped and that shovels should be dug in,” said Savannah Downtown Business Association President Ruel Joyner.
Source: WJCL-TV 

• Vice President Biden supportive of planned harbor deepening
Biden toured the Port of Savannah accompanied by Gov. Nathan Deal, U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston of Savannah.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle 

U.S. Rep. Paul Broun blasts Obamacare while in Athens Monday
Broun held a “Coffee with the Congressman” with constituents in Athens on Monday and pushed his Patient OPTION Act, a bill that, among other things, repeals Obamacare while offering full tax deductions for all health care expenses and tax credits to promote indigent care.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Officials hope for smooth Macon-Bibb voting today
Bibb County elections officials spent a busy Monday setting up at 40 precincts across the county for Tuesday’s special nonpartisan election for the new Macon-Bibb County consolidated government.
Source: Macon Telegraph

U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson endorses bond for Franklin Road corridor in Marietta
Sen. Isakson addressed about 285 attendees Monday at the Hilton Marietta Hotel & Conference Center during an economic development forum.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal

Rep. Tom Price, Sen. Johnny Isakson among richest in Congress
U.S. Rep. Tom Price, R-Roswell, is No. 40 on the Capitol Hill publication Roll Call’s list for 2012, released Monday, with a net worth of $8.81 million, while U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., is 49th with a net worth of $6.28 million.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle

Rep. Jeff Chapman pushes for cost cap on nuclear plant
Republican Rep. Jeff Chapman said Monday that he will submit legislation that would limit how much Southern Co. subsidiary Georgia Power can charge its customers to build two nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle.

Political Insider: Jack Kingston: Tying debt-ceiling debate to Obamacare will make deal ‘more difficult’
“In a sit-down with WTOC in Savannah on Monday, U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston hit many of the day’s hot topics – Syria, the shootings at the Navy Yard near D.C., and Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to the port included.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The Constitution Day quiz
How much do you know about the Constitution? Take this quiz.
Source: Washington Post


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