Budget Day 3 – Thursday, January 24, 2013

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Former State House Speaker ArrestedFormer State House Speaker Arrested

A former speaker of the Georgia House of Representatives is accused of having a gun at a security checkpoint in Atlanta's airport. Authorities say former Rep. Terry Coleman of Eastman was apprehended by police after a Transportation Security Administration officer spotted what appeared to be a pistol inside his briefcase. Police found a .22-caliber handgun.

Chambliss' Retirement Opens Up Senate RaceChambliss' Retirement Opens Up Senate Race

Senator Saxby Chambliss announced Friday he will not seek re-election to a third term. Chambliss says he’s frustrated at the gridlock in Congress.

Chambliss Won't Seek Re-ElectionChambliss Won't Seek Re-Election

A congressional aide says Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia won't seek re-election to a third term. The conservative lawmaker was first elected to the House in the 1994 Republican wave. He moved up to the Senate after a rough 2002 campaign in which he defeated Democratic incumbent Max Cleland, a triple amputee from his Vietnam war service.

Commissioner: Child Care Agency Needs StaffCommissioner: Child Care Agency Needs Staff

The state's human service commissioner says Georgia's child protection agency needs more caseworkers as the economy improves and budget restrictions lift.

Healthcare Costs Still RisingHealthcare Costs Still Rising

State healthcare officials told lawmakers Thursday they’re doing their best to keep ballooning medical costs down. But as they say Georgia’s aging population isn’t helping matters.


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