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Wednesday, May 15
Governor Nathan Deal says the state will return Bibles to guest cabins and lodge rooms at Georgia parks following their recent removal by Georgia Department of Natural Resources managers, MyFoxAtlanta.com reports. The Bibles were removed while a final decision was made on the response to a citizen complaint about Bibles on state property. According to a press release from Gov. Deal's office, “Out of an abundance of caution to avoid potential litigation, the commissioner removed the Bibles from rooms – though they were still available on site – after a complaint from a visitor. The attorney general and I agree that the state is on firm legal footing as we move to return the Bibles to the rooms. These Bibles are donated by outside groups, …
Friday, Georgia became one of five states under Republican governors that rejected the provision in the president's healthcare reform calling on states to set up online health insurance exchanges.
On Friday, Gov. Nathan Deal of Georgia became the fifth governor of a state to reject a provision in the president's healthcare reform law. According to Reuters, the other four states that had already rejected the provision that would require the states to set up healthcare exchanges are Ohio, Michigan, Florida and Wisconsin. Ohio, Michigan and Florida, however, have indicated a willingness to share in some of the responsibility with Washington. Deal was one of the many governors who held off on making a decision until after the election. Republican candidate Mitt Romney had pledged to repeal the president's healthcare plan if elected. Since that didn't happen, states are left dealing with the plan that is scheduled to be implemented in …