Friday, April 27, 2012
Governor Deal signed an important piece of legislation into law this week for the state’s military community and their children. The “Interstate Compact on Educational Opportunity for Military Children” will ease the transition for children of military families who move to Georgia and are placed in a new school, allowing the students more flexibility in enrollment and credit transfers. Georgia is the 42nd U.S. state to join the Compact.
The Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee (GMACC) – a Chamber affiliate – was actively involved in the process of passing the Interstate Compact in Georgia – a measure that will remove many of the hurdles children in military families face when joining a new school after their family relocates to a new installation. GMACC and the Georgia Chamber both thank Gov. Deal for his commitment to the families of Georgia’s military community. (SB 227; SUPPORT)
The Chamber’s Government Affairs team is working to ensure other business-friendly measures passed this year are signed into law. Be on the lookout for future updates as Chamber-backed bills and resolutions get final approval. The Governor has until May 8 to sign, veto or let bills become law without his signature.
The Governor’s office maintains a webpage dedicated to updating Georgians daily on signed legislation.
U.S. Rep. Paul Broun to host Grants & Small Business Expo in Columbia County
On Wednesday, May 2, Congressman Paul Broun will host a free Grants and Small Business Expo to provide those seeking grant funding and business loans the chance to meet face-to-face with state and federal government agencies about their specific programs and how the application process works.
Government representatives from the following agencies will be present to answer questions and supply information: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Georgia Department of Community Affairs (DCA); Georgia DCA Appalachian Regional Commission; Georgia DCA Housing Finance Commission; Georgia Emergency Management Agency/Homeland Security; Georgia Student Finance Commission; Georgia Tech Procurement Assistance Center; Grants.gov; University of Georgia Small Business Development Center; U.S. Department of Agriculture – Rural Development; U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency; U.S. Small Business Administration.
The event will be held throughout the day in the Grand Rapids Room of the Savannah Rapids Pavilion (3300 Evans to Locks Rd., Martinez, Ga.)
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