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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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Balfour Indicted On Expense-Related Charges

A grand jury has charged state Sen. Don Balfour with illegally claiming legislative expense pay and double-billing the state and his private employer for the same expenses, according to an indictment released Friday.

09/27/2013

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A Veteran And Now A Congressman, Van Huss Seeks To Limit Police Drones In Tennessee

Tennessee lawmakers are preparing to take up a measure that seeks to restrict police agencies in the state from using unmanned drone aircraft and the sponsor is someone with experience piloting drones.

03/20/2013

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Georgia Lawmakers Convene Under Gold Dome January 14

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers will convene Jan. 14 with a familiar theme: a budget shortfall explained mostly by an economy that’s not keeping pace with rising health care costs. The single biggest variable is the Medicaid […]

WAOK-AM–01/06/2013

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MARTA May Have Deep Cuts Ahead

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-There may be some dark days ahead for MARTA.  General Manager Beverly Scott warned Monday that the transit agency needed to start preparing for deep service cuts in part because the state legislature failed […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2012

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Welfare Recipients A Step Closer To Drug Testing

ATLANTA (AP) – The Senate has approved the House version of a measure that would require recipients of welfare benefits to submit to drug testing. The bill passed 36-15 in the Senate with amendments. The […]

WAOK-AM–03/28/2012

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Crossover Day Is Wednesday

ATLANTA (AP) – Issues including guns, illegal immigration and drug testing for unemployed Georgians seeking benefits are still on the table, but must be considered by at least one chamber of the Legislature by Wednesday […]

WAOK-AM–03/05/2012

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Bill To Abolish Death Penalty Filed in State Senate

ATLANTA (AJC)-A bill to abolish the death penalty has been filed by five Democrats in the state Senate. Senate Bill 342 represents a quixotic quest; it isn’t likely to gain much support from the Republican […]

WAOK-AM–01/24/2012

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Hot Issues at the General Assembly

Legislators showed up at the state capital today ready to get to work on the 2012 general assembly session. Lawmakers have their work cut out for them over the next 40 days . According to […]

WAOK-AM–01/09/2012

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