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Georgia Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed a sweeping medical marijuana bill that now goes back to the House for tweaking. Republican Rep. Allen Peake of Macon wrote the House bill that led […]


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Ala. GOP Legislator Resigns, Pleads To Misdemeanor

Former Republican Rep. Greg Wren of Montgomery has pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor ethics violation and agreed to cooperate with state prosecutors.


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Guns, Schools, Drug Testing Await Legislators

Even with the state budgets already passed, the Legislature’s final meeting day looks to be long and hectic, with issues ranging from welfare drug testing to school safety and gun regulations to $130 million in state borrowing.


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Wild Hog Supper Tonight

ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia General Assembly’s annual session doesn’t convene until Monday. But, unofficially, it begins Sunday night. And lawmakers will do it in fine Southern style: booze, food, fun and, of course, more than a […]


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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 […]


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Governor’s Budget Proposal Shows Modest Rise in Spending

ATLANTA (AP)-New proposals from Governor Nathan Deal would provide a modest increase in state spending as Georgia continues recovering from one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression. Deal released budget plans Wednesday that […]


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State Sues Federal Government Over New Legislative Maps

ATLANTA (WAOK/AJC)-Gov. Nathan Deal and Attorney General Sam Olens on Thursday filed a lawsuit against the  Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. to force approval of state Republicans’ plans to redraw legislative and congressional districts. State […]


House Passes Bill To Remove School Board Members

ATLANTA (WAOK)- The bill surrounding the removal and appointment of school board members has passed the house. Monday the bill was approved by the house with a 109 to 62 vote. The bill will grant Governor Nathan […]


Georgia Legislature Resumes Before Session Ends

ATLANTA (AP) The Georgia Legislature will continue talks about several issues this week before the session ends. Monday starts the last week for Georgia Lawmakers to finalize decisions. Lawmakers will seek to resolve matters such as Sunday […]