Tag Archives: GHA

At the capitol, late-session maneuverings are underway

Some familiar names come up every year in the waning days of a legislative session . . .

Tags: CON , CTCA , GACH , GHA , title fee loophole , used car dealers

Political Notes — Jan Jones is out, leaving room for others in 6th District race

House Speaker Pro Tem Jan Jones decides she’d rather remain in the General Assembly than run for Congress . . .

Tags: 6th Congressional District , David Ralston , GHA , Jan Jones , religious freedom

Deal signs bill to help financially pressed hospitals

New state law will provide state income tax credits for charitable contributions to not-for-profit rural hospitals . . .

Tags: financial assistance , GHA , rural hospitals , tax credits

Hospital churn spreads to Savannah, Columbus, Riverdale

The wave of consolidations and bankruptcies affecting Georgia’s hospitals seems to be intensifying with developments at three urban hospitals . . .

Tags: Earl Rogers , GHA , hospital consolidations , Jimmy Lewis , Memorial University Medical Center , Southern Regional Medical Center , St. Francis

Political Notes – Georgia stadium deals ranked among the five worst

Georgia’s agreements to build new stadiums for the Atlanta Falcons and the Atlanta Braves are ranked among the five worst stadium deals (from the taxpayer’s perspective) . . .

Tags: atlanta braves , atlanta falcons , CSM Bakery , GHA , GOP presidential candidates , stadium deals

Late-breaking bill could help struggling hospitals

The Legislature passes a bill that could provide financial help for struggling rural hospitals by adding language from an unrelated piece of legislation . . .

Tags: Alan Powell , Earl Rogers , economic development authorities , GACH , GHA , Jeff Mullis , John Albers , Monty Veazey , P-card misuse , rural hospitals

Political Notes: Drinking and rafting? The House says ‘yes’

You could legally drink and raft under a bill passed Tuesday by the Georgia House . . .

Tags: boating under the influence , early voting reduction , Eddie Lumsden , GHA , highway congestion , league of women voters , Mark Hamilton , transportation tax

Georgia’s hospitals pump almost $40 billion into economy

Hospitals are one of the biggest contributors to Georgia’s economy, but many of them are financially stressed and in danger of closing . . .

Tags: Earl Rogers , economic impact of hospitals , GHA , hospital closings , Monty Veazey , Nathan Deal

GHA says publicly it supports Medicaid expansion

The Georgia Hospital Association says the state needs to be participating in the expansion of Medicaid coverage . . .

Tags: Affordable Care Act , GHA , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , Obamacare

Political Notes – Brown ‘explores’ congressional race against Johnson

DeKalb County Sheriff Thomas Brown moves closer to a Democratic primary challenge to U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson . . .

Tags: Avery Niles , DeKalb CEO , Department of Juvenile Justice , GHA , hank johnson , Lee May , Thomas Brown