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Your tip sheet: A ‘pharmacy audit bill of rights,’ and medical weed

7:30 am Feb. 21, 2017

Days remaining in the 2017 Legislative session: 20

Both the House and Senate go in at 10 a.m., with more action scheduled for committee than on the floor.

The House will consider a handful of mostly minor bills on the floor today, including House Bill 206, the  Pharmacy Audit Bill of Rights that would allow pharmacies and other medical assistance providers the ability to correct errors in Medicaid documentation and be

Feb. 16 2017 - Atlanta - House members review the proposed budget before passing it.  At an early morning appropriations committee meeting, Georgia House leaders  approved a record $25 billion state budget for the upcoming year than includes 2 percent raises for teachers and state employees and more than $1 billion in construction projects.   The 19th day of the Georgia General Assembly.  BOB ANDRES  /BANDRES@AJC.COM

Your tip sheet: Dollar bills, baby

7:30 am Feb. 17, 2017

Days remaining in the 2017 Legislative session: 21

It’s get-away day in the General Assembly as lawmakers seek to head home until Tuesday — meaning committee action is relatively light. Before they go, however, the House will take up the Fiscal 2018 state budget.

The record $25 billion spending plan includes raises for 200,000 teachers and $1 billion in construction projects.

The smart money says the budget bill passes easily.

Three bills are up

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Your tip sheet: House to consider tax breaks for yacht owners, while the Senate looks at medical marijuana

7:30 am Feb. 16, 2017

Days remaining in the 2017 Legislative session: 22

Both chambers start today at 10 a.m. In the House, seven bills are up for a vote, including House Bill 125, which  provides tax credits for repairs of more than $500,000 done to mega yachts.

The Senate, meanwhile, will consider two bills, including Senate Bill 16, that chamber’s proposal for a limited expansion of Georgia’s medical marijuana law. It would add autism to the