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Port expansion bill heads to U.S. House

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The bill authorizes the amount of money that can be spent on the project. But it will be the federal budget that will provide the main source of money. The state of Georgia has already set aside $231 million for the project, which is ready to be used once the bill is passed.
Source: WTOC-TV

Gov. Deal returns from Panama Canal trip
“These larger vessels are going to be carrying not only a good bit of what we are currently seeing coming our way on the smaller vessels but will also bring other things our way if we are in a position to be able to get them to the dock,” Deal said.
Source: WJCL-TV

Prices for Obamacare coverage released
On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released the costs of insurance through the health exchanges in Georgia and 35 other states where the exchanges will be run by the federal government.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Chairman of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee visits Port of Savannah
Rep. Bill Shuster of Pennsylvania visited the Port of Savannah on Wednesday; he said the full House should vote on the water-projects bill containing critical language for the port during the second week in October.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

PSC to hold hearing on Georgia Power rate proposal

Political Notebook, Gwinnett: Georgia senators push for defunding of Obamacare
“As Democrats touted a report that said Georgians would benefit from health care reform with lower premiums, the state’s Republican senators voted Wednesday to move forward to defund the so-called Obamacare law.”
Source: Gwinnett Daily Post

Jamie Dupree: Senate moves to speed up budget debate
“Looking for a deal to avoid a government shutdown, Senators agreed Wednesday night to officially start debate on a House-passed bill to fund the government, as Democrats offered a plan that would not include language to block funding for the Obama health law.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution


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