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The federal government is pumping an additional $2.5 million into pre-construction work that's needed before crews could begin deepening the shipping channel to Savannah's seaport. Officials announced Wednesday the money is being allocated from $741 million in discretionary funds the Army Corps of Engineers has to improve navigation.
Google is among a group of organizations urging Georgia legislators to oppose Senate Bill SB 313. It would prevent funding public broadband networks and subsidizing costs of services with public tax dollars. But Google and other Internet-based organizations argue that could hurt private-public partnerships and impact workforce development.
The Republican presidential race has arrived in Georgia with a month to go before the state’s primary. Candidate Mitt Romney is set to have an event with supporters in Atlanta Wednesday afternoon after his losses in three states Tuesday. It will be the first time the Republican front runner has had a public event in Georgia since last year. The state's primary is March 6.
A new report from a non-partisan think-tank recommends overhauling how the state uses lottery funds to pay for pre-kindergarten and college scholarships. But Gov. Nathan Deal says many of the ideas are non-starters.
South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley's spokesman says she plans to veto a measure opposing her board's decision to allow Georgia to dredge the Savannah River and expand its port. The measure viewed as a rebuke of the Republican governor is on its way to her desk following yet another unanimous vote.