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Georgia's rural population is shrinking, according to the U.S. Census. The agency Thursday released more detailed information from last year's head-count. It showed, as expected, that most of Georgia's 1.5 million increase in population came in metro Atlanta and north Georgia.
With Wednesday's long legislative day known as Crossover Day now past, state lawmakers roll-up their sleeves for the final 10 working days of the 40-day General Assembly.
Crossover Day at the Capitol included dozens of bills considered by lawmakers well into the evening. And for many pieces of legislation, their run ended on Wednesday.
House members were busy on Wednesday’s crossover day handling many bills before the midnight deadline. Two bills to extend tax breaks for the airline industry passed through the House Wednesday. House members voted yes to a partial gas tax exemption for Atlanta-based Delta Airlines.
A bill that would let communities legalize Sunday alcohol sales at stores passed the Senate on Wednesday. The lengthy debate in the Senate produced some surprising comments. Some supporters of the measure said observing a day of rest on Sundays is outdated because many Georgians worship other days of the week.