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GCDD to Launch I Love Medicaid Campaign at Advocacy Days

Campaign will educate lawmakers on benefits of Medicaid for Georgians with disabilities February 12, 2018 (Atlanta, GA) - In the spirit of Valentine's Day, the Georgia Council on Developmental Disabilities (GCDD) will kick off the I Love Medicaid campaign at their February 14th Advocacy Day in...

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Proposed bill could clamp down on 'fake service animals' in Georgia

The measure has passed a Senate committee.ATLANTA, GA – January 22, 2018 — There's a move afoot at the state capitol to clamp down on what a piece of legislation calls "fake service dogs." It's become a problem – especially for people who rely on service dogs to help live their lives. While...

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GA Rep. Carolyn Hugley visits TSYS for its Project Search program

GA Rep. Carolyn Hugley visits TSYS for its Project Search program
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) November 7, 2017By WTVM Web Team Georgia State Representative Carolyn Hugley visited Columbus Tuesday afternoon. She made a stop at TSYS, visiting students involved in the Project Search program As a part of the programs "take your legislator to work day" Hugley spent...

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Take Your Legislator to Work Day provides unique opportunities

Take Your Legislator to Work Day provides unique opportunities
LAFAYETTE, GA October 30, 2017By Brandon Evans Monday, October 30th was Take Your Legislator to Work Day in Georgia. One manufacturing plant in Lafayette had something special planned for a state lawmaker. And it ended up being an eye-opening experience for one employee as well. "I take...

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The Senator and the 'Dog Whisperer'

The Senator and the 'Dog Whisperer'
CARROLTON, GA October 25, 2017By Arthia Nixon At the Bed and Biscuit pet boarding center, attached to the Carroll County Animal Hospital, Ubo is a dog that knows how to brighten anyone’s day. Allie, on the other hand, is a hyper canine who will stubbornly refuse to go in after a walk, and...

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Isakson defends health-care vote

ATLANTA, Aug 16, 2017By Jill Nolin U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson defended his support for a failed health care measure this week at an at-times raucous town hall meeting. An audience member, Dawn Alford, who is an advocate for people with developmental disabilities and who also has a disability,...

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