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Day 18 - Tuesday, February 16, 2010

GPB News - Politics

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Ga. House Gives Transportation Bill The Go Ahead

The Georgia House has passed a bill aimed at producing millions of dollars for the state's transportation needs after a full day of discussion about last-minute changes.
Ga. Senate

Religious Freedom Bill Passes Ga. Senate

Senators approved the bill by a vote of 37-15 Thursday. The legislation would forbid state government from infringing on a person's religious beliefs unless the government can prove it has a compelling interest.
School Chair

Gov. Deal's Failing School Takeover Amendment Passes Senate

The plan to take over schools dubbed "chronically failing" is moving to the Georgia House.
Georgia capitol building

Lawmakers Expected To Talk Transportation, Schools, Religion

Three provocative pieces of legislation are on track for floor votes in the General Assembly.
Homeland Security

Ga. Congressional Delegation Votes Along Party Lines On DHS Funding

Georgia's congressional delegation broke along party lines in a vote to fund the Department of Homeland Security.