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Georgia Tipoffs: Public Policy Newsletter for Friday January 12, 2018 ( 7 items )  

CGTC Students and Houston Healthcare Nurses Celebrate First Semester of Innovative Program
WARNER ROBINS, Georgia, Jan. 11 -- Central Georgia Technical College issued the following news: Students in the clinical portion of the Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program at Central Georgia Technical College have completed the inaugural semester of a first-of-its-kind program at the Houston Medical Center. The Dedicated Education Nurses (DEN) program combines the clinical work of students with the supervision and mentoring of professionals in the hospital environment. Through the pr  more

Dr. Anand Jillella Receives Georgia CORE's Optimistic Oncologist Award
AUGUSTA, Georgia, Jan. 11 -- Augusta University issued the following news release: Dr. Anand Jillella, the J. Harold Harrison, MD, Distinguished University Chair in Medical Oncology at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, is the recipient of the first Optimistic Oncologist Award from the Georgia Center for Oncology Research and Education (Georgia CORE). The award, presented by Georgia CORE Board Chairman Dr. Andrew Pippas at the group's annual meeting, recognizes Jillella's hig  more

Georgia on Track to Become the Next State to Pass Congressional Term Limits Resolution
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 11 -- U.S. Term Limits issued the following news release: U.S. Term Limits (USTL), the leader in the national movement to limit terms for elected officials, is currently gathering support from state lawmakers across the nation. Its mission is to get 34 states to apply for an amendment proposal convention specifically to enact term limits on Congress. Florida became the first state to pass the resolution in 2016 and Georgia's Senate advanced the measure to it's halfway mar  more

LOMA Life Industry Forecast: Modest Gains in 2018
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 11 -- LOMA (formerly Life Office Management Association) issued the following news release: Life insurance industry executives predict modest growth in 2018, according to a recent survey by LOMA's Resource magazine. The prolonged low-interest-rate environment, coupled with the high costs of replacing aging technology platforms and complying with new regulations, will continue to challenge profits. Survey participants also suggested new technology will continue to impact   more

New Year Begins With Several Industry-Related Deaths
SILVER SPRING, Maryland, Jan. 11 -- The Solid Waste Association of North America issued the following news release: In the first ten days of 2018, there were seven solid waste-related fatalities in the United States. These tragedies come just weeks after the Bureau of Labor Statistics again identified solid waste collection as the fifth deadliest job in the U.S., based on 2016 data. The seven fatal incidents occurred in Pennsylvania, New York, Georgia, Virginia, Massachusetts and North Carolin  more

Points of Light Honors the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Through National Day of Service
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 11 -- Points of Light (formerly the Points of Light Institute) issued the following news release: Points of Light, with support from KPMG Foundation and the Corporation for National and Community Service, will celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 15 by engaging more than 90,000 individuals in acts of service through 1,575 service projects and civic dialogue events in more than 50 communities in partnership with local Points of Light affiliates and nonprofits acros  more

Study: Head Start Provides Rural Georgia $71 Million in Economic Output
ATLANTA, Georgia, Jan. 11 -- Georgia State University issued the following news release: Head Start programs are highly concentrated in low-income and rural areas of Georgia, providing vital access to early education and supporting at least $71 million in total economic output there, according to a new study by Georgia State University's Center for State and Local Finance. The analysis found that in many rural, low-income Georgia counties more than half of centers serving 3- and 4-year-olds re  more