Moving Forward: Vol. 18, Issue 1

Happy New Year! This is the first issue of Moving Forward for the 2013 Legislative Session. In this issue, we review the leadership changes in the House and Senate, the budget items of interest to the disabilities community (still in the proposed stage), and give an overview of legislative terminology and effective advocacy. We anxiously await the release of the Governor's budget, expected January 16.

Revenue collections are up, and unemployment continues to fall, though the relative pace of both remains slow. From July 2012 to November 2012, revenue increases averaged 3.7% higher than the same months in 2011. State agencies were asked to reduce their budgets by 3%, plus an additional 2% cut to Medicaid. After two previous years of similar budget reductions, there aren't many places left to cut.

We are pleased to announce that Ms. D'Arcy Robb is the new Public Policy Director for the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities. Please extend a warm welcome to her!

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Moving Foward Vol 18 Issue1
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