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Lawmakers kick off a new General Assembly session

Georgia legislators officially convened Monday for the start of the 2014 session . . .

Tags: Bill Reilly , Butch Miller , David Cook , General Assembly session , primary election dates

Reilly is new clerk of Georgia House, replacing Rivers

Speaker David Ralston appoints his legal counsel, Bill Reilly, as the new clerk of the Georgia House of Representatives . . .

Tags: Bill Reilly , Bob Ewing , David Cook , David Ralston , House clerk , Robbie Rivers , Secretary of the Senate

Political Notes – Stoner will run for state Democratic chairman

Former state senator Doug Stoner of Smyrna is running for state chairman of the Georgia Democratic Party . . .

Tags: David Cook , David Schwarz , Doug Stoner , Georgia Democratic Party , Georgia Regents University , Georgia Senate

Fulenwider leaves DCH for healthcare role at OPB

Healthcare expert Blake Fulenwider is leaving DCH for a similar job at the Office of Planning and Budget; the DCH board adopts a Medicaid financing fee that applies to private hospitals . . .

Tags: Blake Fulenwider , Clyde Reese , David Cook , DCH , Medicaid provider fee , Obamacare

Cook leaves DCH, will be replaced by Reese

In some high-level administrative shuffling, David Cook leaves his job as DCH commissioner to become the secretary of the state Senate; Clyde Reese will replace Cook at DCH and Keith Horton will replace Reese at DHS . . .

Tags: Clyde Reese , David Cook , David Shafer , Keith Horton , Nathan Deal

Bed tax loss would mean $550 million shortfall, DCH chief says

If the Medicaid provider fee is not passed by the General Assembly, there will be a huge budget hole to plug . . .

Tags: David Cook , DCH , hospital bed tax , Medicaid provider fee , Mickey Channell

State employees, teachers get 9.5 percent bump in health insurance premiums

State employees will be hit with higher premiums next year for their health insurance coverage under the State Health Benefits Plan . . .

Tags: David Cook , Department of Community Health , premium increases , State Health Benefits Plan , Vince Harris

DCH facing nearly $1 billion in Medicaid shortfalls

The Department of Community Health struggles with Medicaid budget shortfalls that total nearly $1 billion in this year’s and next year’s budgets . . .

Tags: David Cook , DCH , Medicaid deficit

DCH scraps plans to restructure Medicaid because of ‘uncertainty’

The Department of Community Health will drop efforts to extensively restructure Medicaid due to uncertainty resulting from the Supreme Court decision on Obamacare . . .

Tags: Affordable Care Act , David Cook , DCH , Medicaid restructuring , Supreme Court decision

Political Notes – Monday is registration deadline for July 31 primary

Monday is the last day that Georgians can register to vote and still be eligible to cast a ballot in the July 31 primaries . . .

Tags: Brian Kemp , CBS Corp. , David Cook , Department of Community Health , DOAS , federal grants , human resources functions , primary elections , State Personnel Board , voter registration