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12th of May 2020

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of May 11, 2020

Georgia General Assembly Expected to Resume June 11 The Georgia General Assembly plans to return to session on June 11. The legislative session was suspended on March 13 (legislative day 29) due to concerns about the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Virtual and in-person committee meetings will be held throughout this month. On May 7, the […]


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17th of March 2020

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of March 16, 2020

Georgia General Assembly Suspended Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan and Speaker of the House David Ralston announced on March 12, 2020 that the Georgia General Assembly would suspend session indefinitely after Friday (legislative day 29). This decision was made in response to concerns about the potential spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The legislative session is expected to […]

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10th of March 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of March 9, 2020

Momentum for Postpartum Medicaid Extension In Georgia, over half of births are covered by the state’s Pregnancy Medicaid program. These services are critical for ensuring the health of the mother and baby throughout the perinatal period. Unfortunately 60 days after a mother delivers their baby, Medicaid coverage ends, leaving many new mothers without access to […]

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3rd of March 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of March 2, 2020

2020 HMHBGA Legislative & Policy Agenda The link above will take you to our official 2020 legislative agenda. The items below are bills we are monitoring throughout the session. Legislation on this list is not necessarily endorsed by HMHBGA.  House Legislation HB 577 – Working for Two (Park Cannon, D-Atlanta) Would require certain accommodations in the workplace […]

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25th of February 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of February 24, 2020

Legislators “Taking the Well” for Postpartum Medicaid Extension This week, Representatives Renitta Shannon (D-Decatur) and “Able” Mable Thomas (D-Atlanta) as well as Senators Nan Orrock (D-Atlanta), Jennifer Jordan (D-Atlanta) and Zahra Karinshak (D-Duluth) spoke during House and Senate Chambers to advocate for postpartum Medicaid extension. Each legislator spoke about the benefits extension would have on improving Georgia’s maternal […]

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18th of February 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of February 17, 2020

Legislative Budget Update  The Georgia General Assembly took time off to continue working through the budget from February 10-14. Read more on the process here. Overviews of state agency budgets conducted by the Georgia Budget & Policy Institute can be found for Department of Community Health and the Department of Public Health.  2020 HMHBGA Legislative & Policy Agenda The link […]

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11th of February 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of February 10, 2020

Legislative Budget Update This week (February 10-14) the Georgia General Assembly will be taking time off to continue working through the budget. It is expected that committees that are not related to the budget will not be meeting again until the week of February 17. Read more on the process here. Overviews of state agency budgets conducted […]

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4th of February 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of February 3, 2020

Maternal & Infant Policy Breakfast On January 29, HMHBGA hosted its 2020 Maternal and Infant Health Policy Breakfast, in collaboration with the March of Dimes. Attendees had a chance to hear from State policymakers about what they plan to tackle in the year ahead, and Georgia’s legislative leaders discussed what maternal and infant healthcare issues […]


21st of January 2020

Keeping Current at the Capitol – Week of January 21, 2020

Setting the Tone: Remarks from the Governor and Speaker of the House At Eggs and Issues, House Speaker David Ralston shared two key pieces of information during his speech.  One is that preventing maternal mortality will remain a priority of the House as they review the budget and legislation this session. The Speaker also shared […]


18th of December 2019

Keeping Current @ the Capitol: Maternal Mortality Study Committee, Meeting Five

The fifth convening of the House Maternal Mortality Study Committee (MMSC) was held December 3 from 1:30PM-3:00PM. The MMSC is chaired by Chairwoman Sharon Cooper (Marietta) and Chairman Mark Newton (Augusta). Legislative members of the MMSC include Representatives Chuck Efstration (Dacula), Deborah Silcox (Sandy Springs), Darlene Taylor (Thomasville), Carolyn Hugley (Columbus), and Valencia Stovall (Forest […]