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New Georgia Laws In Effect

There will be multiple new Georgia laws going into effect today. July 1 has traditionally served as a big day for major legislation because it is connected to the start of the new fiscal year. […]

WAOK-AM–07/01/2014

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Drug Testing For Food Stamp Recipients To Become Law?

Atlanta (WAOK)- Applicants for food stamps and welfare may now have to get drug tested and pay for it, if Governor Nathan Deal signs a bill passed Thursday in the General Assembly. The applicants would […]

WAOK-AM–03/21/2014

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Rashad Richey Wants To Know: Are You Serious?

Republican State Representative Greg Morris has found his legislative “fight”, poor people; not fighting FOR the poor but AGAINST them. Instead of sponsoring legislation for more jobs or improved schools, he has presented a bill […]

WAOK-AM–03/20/2014

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GA Lawmakers Ban Minors From Buying ‘E-Cigarettes’

Georgia lawmakers have voted to keep so-called e-cigarettes out of the hands of minors.

03/20/2014

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Ga. Lawmaker: Campus Carry Provision To Be Dropped

A key Georgia lawmaker says a provision that would have allowed students to carry weapons on public college campuses will be dropped from a revised gun bill expected to be introduced soon.

01/23/2014

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Georgia Moral Mondays Begin Next Week

Starting Monday, January 13, Moral Monday’s will begin in Georgia. A movement in which activists from across the state will descend on the state capitol to protest for moral issues such as Medicaid, Unemployment Benefits, […]

WAOK-AM–01/07/2014

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Changes to Local and National Gun Legislation

ATLANTA (WAOK/AP)-A proposed gun law has changed as it makes it way through the Georgia House. Guns would not be allowed by default in bars and churches, though they could be carried on college campuses […]

WAOK-AM–03/20/2013

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Georgia House Adopts $40.9 Billion State Budget

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia House has passed a state spending plan that trims many government agencies, but largely insulates public schools from cuts. The 159-15 vote sends the $40.9 billion budget to the Senate. […]

03/13/2013

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Ga. Lawmakers Face Deadline To Pass Legislation

ATLANTA (AP) — The clock is ticking for Georgia state lawmakers seeking to pass legislation this year. Thursday marks a key deadline. Under an internal rule, legislation not adopted by one chamber in the General […]

03/07/2013

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Bill Introduced For School Employees To Carry Guns

ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican state Senator has introduced a bill allowing local school boards to decide whether to let elementary school employees carry guns on campus The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Sen. Ronald B. Ramsey […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2013

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