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Day 13 - Wednesday, February 4, 2009

GPB News - Politics

Georgia highway

Lawmakers Pass Budget, Transportation Bill

Georgia lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state spending plan and a transportation package they said will raise $900 million through changes to the state's gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

Ga. Senate Clears Way For Continued Operation Of Uber, Lyft

Uber and other ride sharing companies may have passed their last legislative roadblock with the passage of a Georgia Senate bill mandating insurance minimums for drivers and the firms they drive for.
Strokers strip club

State House Backs Charge On Strip Clubs To Fight Trafficking

The Georgia House has approved a constitutional amendment charging strip clubs to provide services for victims of child sexual abuse.

Protestors Gather At Capitol Against Religious Freedom Bill

Groups that oppose the controversial religious freedom bill held a rally near the state Capitol Tuesday.
autism awareness

Senate OKs Bill Guaranteeing Autism Insurance For Children

The compromise measure was approved 54-0 Tuesday after Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle told lawmakers he was proud they had taken a stand to help children with autism. The bill has been more than two years in the making.
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