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GSNA Legislative Update

SINE DIE! 25 cent Increase for PSERS Multiplier Added to FY 2019 Budget!
The 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly ended on March 29th a few minutes after midnight on Sine Die, the final day of the session. Gov. Nathan Deal now has 40 days, or until May 8 to sign or veto bills and line items in the FY19 budget.


You did it! The FY19 budget was finalized on March 27 but the House and Senate did not officially pass the budget until the afternoon of the final day. We had just about given up hope for an increase in the PSERS multiplier rate, but the House-Senate budget conferees added $1.6 million to the final version of the FY19 budget for a 25 cent increase. It is our understanding that beginning July 1, the multiplier used to calculate retirement benefits for PSERS retires will increase from $15 to $15.25.
Thanks to all of you who met with, called and emailed key legislators to ask that this funding be added to the FY19 budget- you’ve proven once again that when you speak up, great things can happen! Click HERE for your full Legislative Update.

GSNA Fully Funds SNF’s Josephine Martin Endowment

The Georgia School Nutrition Foundation trustees voted to donate $50,000 to the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) to fully fund the Josephine Martin Endowment.  A fellowship was created to honor Dr. Josephine Martin who is a pioneer in the field of child nutrition. Launching her career at the Georgia Department of Education in 1950 as the assistant school lunch director, Martin soon became a vocal advocate for child nutrition, influencing legislation on the community, state and federal levels.
GSNA is proud to honor Dr. Martin’s legacy.

Mary Nix, GSNA and SNA past president, Laura Lynn –2017-2018 GSNA president, Susan Cheshire – GSNA Executive Director and Vanessa Hayes – 2015-2016 GSNA president visited Dr. Martin to share the news on behalf of the GSNA members and industry partners who made the gift possible. 

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