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Day: March 11, 2020

Rep. Brett Harrell to Introduce 2020 Budget and Tax Reform Package

ATLANTA – State Representative Brett Harrell (R-Snellville), chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, today announced that he will introduce tax reform legislation which seeks to cut personal income taxes. Chairman Harrell made the announcement at the Atlanta Press Club today with Speaker of the House David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) and House Appropriations Chairman […]

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Army institute developing COVID-19 diagnostic test, vaccine

By Patricia Kime, Military Times It’s been all hands on deck since Jan. 10 at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, WRAIR, working to develop a vaccine against the COVID-19 coronavirus, now responsible for 91,000 illnesses and at least 3,000 deaths worldwide. The date marks the first publication of the virus’s genetic makeup — […]

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Trump Charged Secret Service an Additional $157K

President Trump’s company has billed U.S. taxpayers an additional $157,000 in charges for the Secret Service, including room stays at his private hotels and clubs, The Washington Post reported Thursday (March 5). Thousands of pages of receipts obtained by watchdog group Public Citizen through a 2017 public records request revealed that the Secret Service was […]

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Senate OKs bill to give Georgia voters say in daylight saving time

By Elaine Owen, Editor Georgia residents could soon get to vote on whether to keep changing their clocks twice a year for daylight saving time under a bill that unanimously passed the state Senate on Monday (March 2). The bill, which passed 53-0, would add a nonbinding referendum question to ballots during this year’s November […]

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Perdue, Loeffler Join President Trump on CDC Visit

Receive Update On Coronavirus Response ATLANTA, GA – U.S. Senators David Perdue (RGA) and Kelly Loeffler (RGA) today joined President Donald Trump at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) headquarters in Atlanta to tour the facility and receive an update on the agency’s coronavirus response. “President Trump’s visit to Georgia today emphasizes his […]

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Fannin School Board Members Make Legislative Site Visit to Capitol

By Bree Collar, Sentinel Staff Writer The Fannin County Board of Education took a legislative site visit to the Capitol March 3 along with attending a morning conference to learn of proposed educational bills affecting schools statewide. Superintendent of Fannin Schools Dr. Michael Gwatney, along with the five-member Board of Education, Assistant Superintendent Robert Ensley […]

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