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2nd of February 2021

Keep Current @ the Capitol – Week of February 1, 2021

House Passes Amended Budget On January 28, the Georgia House voted (149-20) to pass the amended budget (HB 80) for fiscal year (FY) 2021, which will now be reviewed by the Senate. The amended budget provides updates to the state’s budget through June 30, 2021 and in its current version would increase spending by $654 million. The […]


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26th of January 2021

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of January 25, 2021

Budget Week Updates Last week, the Senate and House Appropriations Committees met to review the state budget. State agencies presented FY 2021 amended and FY 2022 general budgets to the committee. Many agencies saw savings due to the  Families First Coronavirus Response Act and  Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Below are some […]


19th of January 2021

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Week of January 18, 2021

First Week of Session This week the Georgia General Assembly convened for the 2021 legislative session. All legislators were sworn into the House and Senate and freshman legislators began their first week at the Capitol. The Senate assigned leaders and members for their committees which can be found here. Governor Brian Kemp delivered his State of the […]


12th of January 2021

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – 2021 Session

The 2021 Legislative Session is Here! The 2021 Georgia General Assembly commenced yesterday, January 11. As always, we will be monitoring legislation that has the potential to impact maternal and infant health outcomes for Georgia families and providers. Every week, we will send out our signature newsletter, Keeping Current @ The Capitol, with updates on legislation, appropriations and other […]


7th of December 2020

2021 HMHBGA Legislative & Policy Agenda

Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia (HMHBGA) is excited to announce the release of our 2021 Legislative & Policy Agenda. HMHMBGA is dedicated to working with key stakeholders and policymakers to promote sound maternal and infant health policies. During the 2020 legislative session we collaborated with partners and stakeholders, in the midst of the […]


29th of July 2020

Keeping Current @ the Capitol – Thanking Our Legislators!

This legislative session came with a number of challenges but ended with great wins. We want to thank and recognize the legislative champions that worked to pass legislation and protect funds needed to improve Georgia’s maternal and infant health.  2020 Legislative Session Wins The Georgia 2020 legislative session was one for the books and ended […]


29th of June 2020

2020 Legislative Session Wrap Up

Georgia General Assembly Sine Die After a suspended session, adjusting to the COVID-19 pandemic, and weathering budget cuts Georgia’s 2020 legislative session ended on June 26, 2020. Below is a summary of what happened.  Maternal Health Items Restored As reported in the the last Keeping Current @ the Capitol® issue, a number of maternal health items were in […]


23rd of June 2020

Action Alert – Support Tobacco Tax Increase

Contact members (see below) of the Senate Rules Committee and ask them to support HB 882 to increase the tobacco tax to $1.35 per pack.  Contact These Legislators In response to the current pandemic, state agencies have been asked to cut their budgets by 11%, which affects a number of critical maternal health services. Additional revenue from this […]

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17th of June 2020

Action Alert – Keeping Current @ The Capitol

Contact members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and ask them to vote YES on HB 1114 which extends Pregnancy Medicaid coverage from 2 months to 6 months following birth of a child for mothers to access critical postpartum care. They meet at 3:30PM today so please email them prior to 3:00PM! Contact These Legislators Please contact […]


Postpartum Medicaid Action Alert

Contact members of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and ask them to vote YES on HB 1114 which extends Pregnancy Medicaid coverage from 2 months to 6 months following birth of a child for mothers to access critical postpartum care. They meet at 3:30PM today so please email them prior to 3:00PM! Contact These Legislators […]