Tag Archives: Lee Hawkins

Georgia launches ABLE savings program for disabled

A new program will enable persons with disabilities to set up savings accounts to help pay their living and education expenses . . .

Tags: Frank Berry , Lee Hawkins , persons with disabilities , savings accounts

Dental hygienists’ bill could make clean sweep this year

Legislation to make rudimentary dental services more widely accessible is moving through both the House and Senate; a Senate bill is introduced to expand insurance coverage of autism . . .

Tags: autism coverage , dental hygienists , Lee Hawkins , Renee Unterman

House approves tax-exempt accounts for disabled

House bill authorizes contributions to tax-exempt accounts to help pay qualified expenses of persons with disabilities . . .

Tags: Lee Hawkins , persons with disabilities , savings accounts , Scot Turner

Political Notes – Senate passes abortion alternative bill

Thursday was a busy day for lawmakers in both the Senate and the House of Representatives . . .

Tags: banking law revision , boat dealers , Carl Rogers , Lee Hawkins , life insurance disclosures , Matt Ramsey , pregnancy resource centers , Renee Unterman , Stephen Allison

Political Notes – A lot of Dollars at the state capitol

Creflo Dollar gets his moment in the spotlight at the General Assembly, but probably won’t get that highway renaming . . .

Tags: Beth Cope , broadband access , Creflo Dollar , DOT board , Drew Ferguson , Jeff Lewis , Lee Hawkins , low-voltage contractors , Steve Gooch

Lawmakers support savings plans for people with disabilities

Lawmakers want to authorize tax-free savings plan to help pay expenses of persons with disabilities . . .

Tags: ABLE Act , Fran Millar , Lee Hawkins , persons with disabilities , savings plan , Scot Turner

Spencer’s anti-Obamacare bill is signed into law

Legislation barring state agencies from helping citizens sign up for health insurance is signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal . . .

Tags: cancer coverage , insurance exchange , Jason Spencer , Lee Hawkins , Medicaid expansion , Nathan Deal , Obamacare

House passes cancer treatment bill

House adopts bill that could lower the cost of oral chemotherapy drugs for cancer patients and sends the measure to the Senate . . .

Tags: cancer patients , field trials , insurance coverage , Lee Hawkins , oral chemotherapy drugs , raccoons

Deal signs bill transferring pharmacy, dentistry boards

The state boards of pharmacy and dentistry will be transferred to the Department of Community Health under legislation signed by Gov. Deal . . .

Tags: Board of Dentistry , Board of Pharmacy , Buddy Carter , Butch Miller , DCH , Lee Hawkins , Nathan Deal , Secretary of State

Political Notes – Rep. Jacobs asks A-G to take a look at MARTA

Rep. Mike Jacobs asks the attorney general to look into some purported secret meetings of the MARTA board of directors; Lee Hawkins expresses some concerns about the charter school amendment . . .

Tags: charter school amendment , DCA , department of public health , Hank Paulson , land conservation , Lee Hawkins , MARTA Board , Mike Beatty , Mike Jacobs , Sam Olens , St. Simons Island