Tag Archives: department of public health

Political Notes – What’s best way to spend all that new money?

Georgia lawmakers will have the more pleasant task of dividing up extra money next session because of the growth in state revenues . . .

Tags: department of public health , gasoline excise tax , Peanut Poll , presidential candidates , state revenues

Willard will sponsor fetal tissue ban legislation

The sale of human fetal tissue, which is already illegal under federal law, would be banned under state law as well in a bill proposed by Rep. Wendell Willard . . .

Tags: Brenda Fitzgerald , department of public health , human fetal tissue , Planned Parenthood , Wendell Willard

Political Notes – Has the plague hit Georgia? DPH investigates

Public health officials look at a possible incidence of “The Plague” in Georgia; a new special master is appointed for the David Ralston case . . .

Tags: black plague , Cindy Wang , David Ralston , department of public health , Jon Peters , Juvenile Justice , Patrick O'Neal , State Bar

Review shows no fetal tissue sales in Georgia, S. Dakota

Officials in two states have determined that Planned Parenthood was not involved in any improper sales of fetal tissue, despite accusations from anti-abortion groups . . .

Tags: anti-abortion groups , department of public health , fetal tissue , Planned Parenthood

Georgia poultry industry escapes avian flu, so far

Poultry producers in Georgia avoided any outbreaks of the avian influenza outbreak that hit several Midwestern states . . .

Tags: avian flu , Cherie Drenzek , department of public health , poultry producers

Political Notes – Georgia falls from the top business ranking

CNBC no longer considers Georgia the “Top State for Business” — the proposed religious freedom law may have been a factor in that . . .

Tags: CNBC business rankings , coal-fired power plants , court interpreters , department of public health , Ebola , Plant Washington , religious freedom act , Richard Woods , school accountability

DPH rolls out new medical marijuana cards

The Department of Public Health will start issuing user cards to patients treated with medical marijuana . . .

Tags: Brenda Fitzgerald , department of public health , medical marijuana

Political Notes – Democracy for some, but not necessarily for all

Brookhaven’s new mayor and city council member were both appointed rather than being elected to office . . .

Tags: Brookhaven , Department of Education , department of public health , Max Davis , Mike Jacobs , Rebecca Chase-Williams

Deal signs historic bill legalizing medical marijuana

Gov. Deal signs a bill making Georgia the 24th state to legalize the use of medical marijuana . . .

Tags: Allen Peake , department of public health , medical marijuana , Nathan Deal

Georgia sees its first measles case

As a measles outbreak continues to spread throughout the U.S., Georgia reports its first case of the childhood disease since 2012 . . .

Tags: department of public health , measles