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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 3:43am

Lawmakers Begin Final Push

It will be a final, frenetic three days for state lawmakers to finish business before the final gavel ends the 40-day Session Thursday. Today, the General Assembly is back to work after a week off.

Legislation such as immigration and Sunday alcohol sales have still not received final passage. And the budget needs to be locked-in for the next fiscal year.

Last week a group of lawmakers struck a partial budget deal that includes money to buy new police cars, hire more tax collectors, and commit state funding for dredging the Port of Savannah. The Republican chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee says lawmakers would like to resolve the budget Monday.

A plan to overhaul Georgia's tax code could also get a full state House vote Monday.

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