Governor Deal, Speaker Ralston Headline PolicyBEST Briefing

Around 50 people, including legislators, lobbyists and members of the press attended a briefing sponsored by PolicyBEST that previewed some of the issues likely to come up during the 2016 Georgia legislative session. Featured speakers included Governor Nathan Deal, Speaker of the House David Ralston, and PolicyBEST Executive Director Charlie Harper.

Key issues discussed included the state budget, healthcare reform, transportation, and education. Several of those in attendance tweeted the proceedings, and we’ve gathered some of the best below the fold:


  1. Tea Party says:

    Sen. Fran Millar To Hold a Press Conference Announcing “ABLE Act” Legislation

    ATLANTA (November 30, 2015) | State Senator Fran Millar (R-Atlanta), along with other state legislators, will announce intentions to file legislation that will ease financial strains faced by individuals with disabilities. The Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act operates through an existing federal program to make a tax-free savings account available to cover qualified expenses such as education, housing, and transportation.

    An ABLE account may fund a variety of essential expenses for individuals including medical and dental care, education, community-based supports, employment training, assistive technology, housing and transportation. Many other states have already implemented the ABLE Act, and other states are in the process of implementing the law.

    WHO: State Senator Fran Millar
    State Senator Renee Unterman
    State Representative Scot Turner
    State Representative Lee Hawkins
    WHAT: Press Conference
    WHEN: Thursday, December 3, 2015
    12:30 p.m.

    WHERE: State Capitol Building
    South Wing Steps

    This is a great step to help people and I applaud the good man for the Fab 40th!

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