Gov. Nathan Deal has signed an executive order to create an Ebola response team, which will assess current state health and emergency management procedures and produce necessary recommendations to minimize any potential impact of the disease in Georgia.
The Georgia General Assembly has made it possible for eligible landowners to do good for their land while doing well for their pocketbook. Those who protect their qualifying land with a conservation easement by year-end and sell the resulting tax credits can earn as much as $500,000.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia was awarded $6.75 million in federal grant money to support re-entry services for rehabilitated offenders. The grants were administered by the U.S. Department of Justice to the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry (GOTSR) and the Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ).
State Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry decided not to grant a certificate of public convenience to Kinder Morgan for a 380-mile gasoline pipeline, denying the company the ability to exercise eminent domain for the project.
Transportation and law enforcement officials across Georgia kicked off DriveAlert ArriveAlive, a year-long multi-agency campaign to call attention to an 25 percent increase in roadway fatalities in the first quarter of 2015 and how changes in driver behavior can help to decrease these numbers.