Five issues to watch during today’s bill signing deadline

Political Insider blog

It’s crunch time for Gov. Nathan Deal. He has until the end of Tuesday to decide whether to sign the dozens of bills still pending into law or take out his red veto pen.

The governor has already inked some of the bigger itemnathan-deal-signing-law-aps, including the $20.8 billion spending plan and the broad expansion of gun rights. But plenty of high-profile issues still await his decision.

Here are the five issues we’re closely watching:

Obamacare

Deal will decide on two pieces of legislation today that aim to send an unwavering message that President Obama’s healthcare overhaul is an enemy of the state.

The first, House Bill 990, gives lawmakers the authority to decide whether the state should expand its Medicaid program – a power that now rests in the governor’s office. The second, House Bill 943,  restricts state and local agencies or their employees from…

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