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Georgia representative chambers with ornate antique furniture and traditional architecture
In the final episode of Gold Dome Debrief's second season, we wrap up the past 40 days with an overview of the legislative session and a recap on bills to look out for.
Gov. Brian Kemp signed a new mental health bill into law Monday that will help health care systems and improve Georgia's ranking for mental-health services.
hand sanitizer and surgical mask on table
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.
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.
suicide prevention school counseling: Jacob Dreiling headshot - middle-aged balding man with brown beard in black t-shirt stands in front of wall covered with recycled wood pallets
Mental health counselor Jacob Dreiling says he has noticed more students having suicidal thoughts. Georgia state Rep. Mesha Mainor said she wants to mandate suicide screenings at the beginning of each academic year for all public school students ages 8 through 18.
First responders no mental health compensation: Wind shields on Atlanta police motorcycles parked closely in a row
Undergoing a “two year process,” a bill to compensate public safety officials’ standalone mental injuries will not pass this year.
white bald man speaking with glasses on in front of another man standing behind the podium.
A new Senate bill will limit access to abortion pills for women in Georgia, requiring in-person exams before a prescription.
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Georgia senators passed SB 514, which would allow parents to opt their child out of school mask mandates through June of 2027.
White woman teacher sanitizes her students hand while wearing a mask
A panel of educators, journalists and lawyers discuss the state of Georgia's public schools over the last two years.