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Deal Signs Bill Restricting Some Abortion Coverage

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill into law restricting abortion coverage in plans for state employees and those sold on the insurance exchange as part of the federal health care law.

04/24/2014

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Dem Rep: ’99 Percent’ Of White Colleagues Would Make Their Daughters Get Abortions If They Got Pregnant By A Black Man

The Alabama House of Representatives on Tuesday approved several abortion restrictions, including one that bans them once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can happen as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. One lawmaker brought race into the discussion during a debate on the ban.

03/05/2014

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Ga. Weighs ‘Medical Amnesty’ In Drug Overdoses

Georgia lawmakers are weighing a bill granting amnesty in some cases to those who seek medical help in the event of a drug overdose or other medical emergency.

03/01/2014

The survey also found that between 42 percent and 60 percent of lethal violence occurs with a firearm, and that civilians hold about three-quarters of the approximately 875 million weapons worldwide. ( JAY DIRECTO/AFP/Getty Images)

Demonstrators Planning Rally To Deliver “Common Sense Cookies” To Members That Oppose Gun Bill

Two organizations are pushing state lawmakers to oppose a bill that would expand the rights of gun owners in the state.

02/25/2014

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Ga. Lawmaker To Introduce Medical Marijuana Bill

A Republican state lawmaker says he plans to introduce a bill Tuesday that would establish a process for medical marijuana to be legally administered in Georgia under certain circumstances.

01/27/2014

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Bill Being Reviewed To Allow Firefighters To Have Guns On Duty

Legislation proposed in the Georgia House would allow firefighters in the state to carry guns while on duty as long as they gain permission from their employer.

01/23/2014

Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance. . (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Georgia Gov. To Sign Youth Athlete Concussion Bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal is scheduled to sign a bill requiring young athletes to be pulled from games and medically examined if they’re believed to have suffered a concussion.

04/20/2013

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Controversal Immigration Bill Filed On The Senate Floor

A group of bipartisan Senators have formally filed a immigration bill on the Senate floor early Wednesday, setting the stage for months of public debate over the bill. The bill would prevent undocumented immigrants from […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2013

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Ga. Bill Makes Execution Drug Suppliers’ ID Secret

Georgia lawmakers are considering legislation that would classify the names of companies that supply execution drugs as a “confidential state secret.”

03/22/2013

The Ten Commandments memorial rests in the lobby of the rotunda of the State Judicial Building (Photo by Gary Tramontina/Getty Images)

Panel Votes To Allow Ten Commandment Displays

An Alabama House committee has approved a proposed constitutional amendment to protect the display of the Ten Commandments and other historic documents in public buildings.

03/20/2013

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