The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce a decision in King v. Burrell, possibly this week. The petitioners are challenging the legality of premium and cost-sharing subsidies for low- and middle-income people buying health plans in 34 states where the federal government rather than the state is operating an insurance marketplace established by the Affordable Care Act.
“In my state of Georgia, 500,000 people would lose their insurance — 8 or 9 million people across the country. And all [states] have to do is put the exchanges in place,” Rep. David Scott (D-Ga.) said as he left a closed-door meeting.
Georgia law prohibits Medicaid expansion without legislative approval.
The Obama administration estimates that 6.4 million Americans currently get financial subsidies through Health.gov.
Georgia ranks number one in growth based on the amount of women-owned firms that have opened since the late 1990’s. It’s more than 130%. In contrast, Alaska is in last place with about 14%. The national average is 50%, including all businesses.
Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed The Solar Power Free Market Financing Act which will make it easier and more affordable for homeowners, businesses,schools, nonprofits, military facilities, police and fire departments to install rooftop solar systems.
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“after almost five years of effort by the State Bar, the General Assembly passed HB 153, which provides a private cause of action with damages to consumers harmed by the unauthorized practice of law.”
2015 Final State Bar Legislative Update
The Daily Report shared the following:
Members of the Gainesville-Northeastern Circuit Bar Association plan to celebrate the 4th of July holiday with a public reading of the Declaration of Independence.
Trial lawyers, defense attorneys, prosecutors, judges and law clerks will take turns reading the document outside the Hall County Courthouse. The event – a first for the local bar — is set to begin at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday in Kenyon Plaza, a spot named in memory of the late Hall County Superior Court Judge A.R. Kenyon.
Here’s a link to the press release on the Hall County website: http://www.hallcounty.org/news/full.asp?ID=2115
The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) submitted an application to adopt a section of Georgia highway near the North Carolina state line.
Georgia Legislators are debating whether or not to accept the application.
The KKK said it will pursue legal action if denied and will seek help from the American Civil Liberties Union. The KKK recently won a similar case against the state of Missouri.
As reported in MARKETWIRE, approximately 300 properties sold in a two-day auction May 23-24 in Atlanta. Most were foreclosed properties owned by lenders.
John Dixon & Associates conducted the sale.
By the end of the second day, the total reached $2.125 million. “We exceeded our expectations, and our sellers were pleased,” said John Dixon, president of the company.
The auction attracted strong crowds of bidders both days, with active bidding on properties, most of which were located in metro Atlanta and North Georgia. Almost half of the properties went to online bidders who listened to the live auction and entered their bids via the Internet, according to Dixon.