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Day 38 – Monday, March 25, 2013

GPB News - Politics

Gingrey Is Running for SenateGingrey Is Running for Senate

U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey is running for the U.S. Senate seat opened by Saxby Chambliss's upcoming retirement. The Marietta Republican launched his campaign in Augusta, where he grew up and later attended medical school. The 70-year-old was flanked by his wife, mother and brothers.

Conservatives Target Video PokerConservatives Target Video Poker

Conservative groups spoke out Tuesday at the state Capitol about legislation under consideration, including a video poker bill. They say it would expand gambling in Georgia. The bill would allow the state to regulate video lottery machines that award non-cash prizes. Backed by Gov. Nathan Deal, the measure would aim to crack down on the machines’ illegal payouts.

Ga. Unaffected By SCOTUS Marriages CasesGa. Unaffected By SCOTUS Marriages Cases

No matter what happens with two same-sex marriage cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this week, gay marriage will probably remain against the law in Georgia, according to Mercer University law professor David Oedel.

Ga. Senate Pushes Union Dues, Unemployment ChangesGa. Senate Pushes Union Dues, Unemployment Changes

The Georgia business lobby won another victory Monday as the Senate approved a change on paycheck deductions for union dues and limited unemployment benefits for certain temporary workers. The dues provision would require that workers be able to opt out anytime from agreements to pay dues through an automatic paycheck deduction. Current law calls for an annual decision

Surprise Abortion Fight In State LegislatureSurprise Abortion Fight In State Legislature

A bill making changes to employee benefits at a single state agency has evolved into an argument over abortion. As a result, the Georgia Senate voted Monday to forbid any state employee insurance plan from covering abortion services, with the exception of those necessary to protect a pregnant woman's life or health.


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