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Chambliss, Isakson send letter to HHS Secretary Sebelius
The letter repeats an earlier demand for answers on why Kathleen Sebelius has solicited money from regulated health care companies to help the private, non-profit group that is enrolling Americans in Obamacare.
Source: Southeast Georgia Today
Political Notebook, Macon: GMC salutes the Kidds
“Anonymous donor? Just Kidding. State Rep. Rusty Kidd did not intend to get any recognition for his recent contribution to Georgia Military College.”
Source: Macon Telegraph/Saturday
Augusta elections could be held in July
Tuesday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court gives new hope to a Republican-led effort to move local nonpartisan races to July – a year from now.
Source: Augusta Chronicle/Sunday
Walter Jones: Analysis — Decision gives politicians new latitude
“The question raised by last week’s U.S. Supreme Court decision on the Voting Rights Act is what will Georgia politicians do with their new latitude.”
Source: Savannah Morning News
116 new laws go into effect today
The 116 laws taking effect today include letting local governments decide if grocery stores can sell alcohol near college campuses, new limits on worker’s compensation benefits, tougher restrictions on pain-management clinics and relaxed sentences for people convicted of non-violent crimes.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald
• Some arrests to be hidden on background checks due to new law
With a new law taking effect Monday, some records of old arrests that haven’t gone to court or been prosecuted will automatically be hidden for employment and licensing background checks.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Rep. Tom Graves votes for Offshore Energy and Jobs Act
Source: Rome News-Tribune
Panel decides that Rep. Tyrone Brooks can stay in office
The panel said in a two-paragraph report to Gov. Nathan Deal that it reviewed the indictment and determined the accusations of federal wire and mail fraud did not relate to the performance or activities of Brooks’ office.
Source: Georgia Times-Union
Gov. Deal appoints new banking commissioner
Kevin Hagler is the new commissioner of the Georgia Department of Banking and Finance.
Source: Atlanta Business Chronicle
Political Notebook, Gwinnett: How Georgia senators voted on immigration bill
“Georgia’s senators voted no last week, when a major immigration reform bill passed the U.S. Senate.”
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post
Political Insider: What we learned from Saturday’s GOP Senate forum
“The Republican candidates for the US Senate participated in the first candidate forum up at Lake Burton on Saturday. Well, most of them, anyways. Reps. Jack Kingston and Paul Broun and former Secretary of State Karen Handel trucked up to northeast Georgia for the event, speaking to about 250 GOP activists. Rep. Phil Gingrey and businessman David Perdue were no-shows.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution