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GMA conducted a one hour webinar on December 5, 2015 to highlight recent changes to Georgia’s immigration laws and to review reporting requirements for SAVE and E-Verify.

Published Date: December 6, 2013

All local governments receiving proceeds from SPLOST must publish a SPLOST report in a newspaper of general circulation within that city or county and on the government website, if they have one, by December 31 of each year.

Published Date: November 27, 2013

GMA and the University of Georgia just completed the tenth offering of the UGA Local Government Practicum. The 5 students enrolled in the Fall 2012 class made their final presentations to client cities at the GMA headquarters in Atlanta on December 13, 2012.

Published Date: December 14, 2012

A comprehensive revision of the Open Meetings/Open Records law was passed during the 2012 Legislative Session and has been signed by Governor Nathan Deal.

Published Date: May 10, 2012

As the economic recession deepens, the nation's local governments have moved beyond a "business as usual" approach to cutting costs and improving efficiency

Published Date: January 19, 2012

The Georgia General Assembly passed legislation during the 2011 Legislative Session that expanded the scope of Georgia’s cities responsibilities to comply with the federal work authorization program, currently known as E-Verify, and with the federal Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements (SAVE) program.

Published Date: September 29, 2011

Q&A from Ask GMA.

Published Date: August 5, 2008

This handbook was drafted by staff of GMA and ACCG, with substantial input from staff at the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the University of Georgia’s Carl Vinson Institute of Government, to provide informal guidance to arbitrators of disputes under Article 7, Chapter 36 of Title 36 of the Georgia Code.

Published Date: January 25, 2008

In Georgia, franchise fees are an important component of a diversified revenue stream for cities.

Published Date: October 15, 2006

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ("HIPAA") is one of the most far-reaching acts of federal legislation to be passed in decades.

Published Date: May 28, 2004

This publication has been prepared for municipal officials as a practical guide to the budget process.

Published Date: December 1, 2003

This guide is a discussion of sources for capital projects funding and is intended to assist municipal officials in identifying issues so that they can discuss them and appropriately consult with their city attorney.

Published Date: July 1, 2003

This publication provides an overview of the legal and policy considerations in establishing travel policies.

Published Date: July 1, 2003

This publication has been prepared to help municipal officials understand how to prepare a grant proposal.

Published Date: April 1, 2003

The generally accepted process to select an engineer is referred to as Qualifications Based Selection, or QBS.

Published Date: December 21, 2001

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