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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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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: 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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Officials Launch “Generation Rx” Campaign To Help Youth With Drug Abuse

State officials and lawmakers have launched a campaign aimed at addressing the issue of prescription drug abuse among teenagers in the state.

05/15/2013

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GOP-Backed Overhaul Of Georgia Gun Laws Taking Shape

Republican lawmakers are moving to loosen restrictions on where Georgians can carry or keep firearms.

03/04/2013

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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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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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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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