Rep. McClain Receives 2022 Distinguished Alumni Award from Alma Mater

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ATLANTA – State Representative Dewey McClain (D-Lawrenceville) recently received the 2022 East Central University (ECU) Distinguished Alumni Award. Rep. McClain will be formally recognized at ECU’s “Evening of Honors and Recognition” event on May 6 in Ada, Oklahoma.  

Rep. Lewis-Ward Supports State Funding for Adapted Sports Program for Children with Disabilities

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ATLANTA –Representative Regina Lewis-Ward (D-McDonough) announced that she recently helped secure additional funding in House Bill 910, the Amended Fiscal Year (AFY) 2022 budget, to support an adapted sports program for children with disabilities. Recently signed into law by Governor Brian Kemp, the AFY 2022 budget includes $388,259 to support the efforts of the American Association of Adapted Sports Program, …

Rep. Erica Thomas, Georgia Entertainment Caucus Commend House Passage of Georgia Music and Theatre Jobs Recovery Act

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ATLANTA – State Representative Erica Thomas (D-Austell), co-chair of the Georgia Entertainment Caucus, commends the House passage of House Bill 1330, or the Georgia Music and Theatre Jobs Recovery Act. This bipartisan legislation seeks to amend current tax credits for musical or theatrical productions to help these industries recover from the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Georgia House Passes Legislation to Create Pilot Program for PANS/PANDAS Treatment, Coverage

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ATLANTA – State Representative Karen Bennett (D-Stone Mountain) today announced that the Georgia House of Representatives passed House Bill 1484 on Tuesday, March 15. HB 1484 would authorize a three-year pilot program to help diagnosis, treat and provide outreach for Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS) and Pediatric Acute Onset Neuropsychiatric Syndrome (PANS).  

Rep. Scott to Introduce Legislation to Address “Period Poverty”

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            ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) today announced that she will introduce legislation to address “period poverty” and make menstrual hygiene products more accessible and more affordable to Georgians. Rep. Scott, along with State Representatives Kim Schofield (D-Atlanta) and Viola Davis (D-Stone Mountain), pre-filed House bills 861, 863 and 864 last fall and will formally introduce these bills …