By: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega)
The third week of the 2015 legislative session saw a significant piece of legislation pass through the Georgia State Senate. I am proud to say that with unanimous consent, Senate Bill 1 passed the Senate and is now under consideration in the House. Specifically, the legislation seeks new guidelines for the coverage of Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) in children up to six years old, including diagnostics and medically necessary treatments or therapies. Georgia will become the 36th state to require some form of autism insurance coverage if SB 1 receives final approval by the General Assembly and the Governor.
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ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains region in December was 5.5 percent, unchanged from November. The rate in December 2013 was 5.9 percent. [Read more »]
The lawfully ordered execution of Warren Lee Hill for the 1990 murder of a fellow prison inmate was carried out Tuesday evening at 7:55 pm at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Center in Jackson, Ga. The sentence was carried out after the United States Supreme Court denied Hill’s request for a stay of execution at approximately 6:30 pm.
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