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Monday, November 28, 2022

Government & Politics

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Our tenth episode covers the major bipartisan changes to a bill on voting fraud and the circumstances that expecting parents face when it comes to out-of-pocket expenses throughout a pregnancy.
Lawmakers sit in the House chamber at the Georgia state Capitol on March 15, 2022. (Sarah Swetlik/Fresh Take Georgia)
Major legislation passes through the Georgia House and Senate on the next-to-last day of the session.
The Georgia Senate passed bill 319, that would allow Georgian's to carry a concealed firearm in public without a permit.
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Voters will decide in November's election if they want to legalize gambling in Georgia.
Georgia Senate chambers with ornate antique furniture and traditional architecture
A bill on fair health insurance and benefits for those facing mental health disorders moves closer to becoming law.
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The Georgia state budget is a cause for concern for some legislators who believe the spending is too high.
In this episode, we take a look at state budget initiatives, new programs for elementary students, and new housing for college students.
Georgia Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Blake Tillery talks to the media on June 17, 2020, at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. Tillery’s committee on Wednesday, March 23, 2021 approved a proposed $53 billion state budget for the year beginning July 1, 2022. (Jeff Amy/AP Photo)
The Georgia Senate Appropriations Committee is taking a different approach on the state budget for health care and mental health spending.
Sen. Jeff Mullis thanks the Senate in this screenshot after being commended for his 22 years of service on Tuesday, March 22. Mullis will not seek reelection this year. (Georgia Senate)
Georgia state Sen. Jeff Mullis is not running for reelection this year, ending his 22-year tenure, nine of which he served as the Senate Rules Committee chair. The Senate passed a resolution commending Mullis, and several lawmakers thanked him for his service and friendship.
Stacey Abrams filed suit to challenge a new leadership committee to allow her committee to raise and spend unlimited sums during her campaign.