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Sen. Isakson teams up with Sen. Manchin on legislation to delay health care penalties

Special to SEGAZINE

Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, has teamed with Senator Johnny Isakson, Republican of Georgia, to draft legislation delaying until 2015 the imposition of penalties on those who fail to buy health insurance.
Source: New York Times

Today is the last day to vote early in Brunswick
Source: Brunswick News

• Today is last day for Peachtree City early voting
Up for vote: SPLOST, mayor and three of four city council members.
Source: Fayette Citizen News 

 Colleagues mourn Rep. Calvin Hill 
“Calvin Hill was a great representative and even a better man,” said District 25 state Rep. Mike Dudgeon of south Forsyth. “In my freshman term, I learned a lot about how to be a respectful and effective representative by watching him in the House. We will all miss him and my prayers go out to his family.”
Source: Forsyth News

 If SPLOST fails, what’s Fayette County’s ‘Plan B’?
If Fayette County voters say no to a two-year SPLOST, the county would continue charging a stormwater utility fee to all property owners in unincorporated areas to fund system repairs and improvements.
Source: Fayette Citizen News

 10th Congressional District candidate visits Milledgeville
Milledgeville native Stephen Simpson is seeking the GOP nomination for the open 10th Congressional District seat.
Source: Milledgeville Union-Recorder

 Turnout low in early voting in Danielsville
As of Tuesday, October 29, only 20 people had voted for mayor.
Source: MadisonJournalToday

Lawmakers preview legislative session for UGA College Republicans
An improving revenue picture could create its own set of issues for lawmakers crafting Georgia’s next budget, according to state Rep. Chuck Williams, who was joined by Rep. Regina Quick and Sen. Frank Ginn.
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Matt Towery: Two Georgia Democrats may have shots at major offices
“With the current Obamacare debacle in full swing, it may well be that Democrats have little, if any, prayer of keeping their control of the U.S. Senate after the 2014 elections.”
Source: Athens Banner-Herald

Political Insider: Georgia Hospital Association backs Medicaid expansion
“You could see this building, but for the first time the words are being spoken in public: The Georgia Hospital Association, representing 174 institutions across the state, wants Georgia to participate in the Medicaid expansion offered by the Affordable Care Act.”
Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Letter: Mayors of cities in Clayton County say ‘no’ to government changes
The mayors signed a letter asking for no further consideration of resurrecting the County Manager position.
Source: Clayton News Daily


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