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Medical Marijuana Bill Clears Hurdle In Ga. Legislature

A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down version.

Matt Ramsey

Several Ga. House Republicans React To Bowers Analysis Of Religious Freedom Bills

Eight house republicans say former Attorney General Mike Bowers’ analysis of proposed religious freedom bills is “not a credible legal document.”

Michael Bowers

Former AG: 'Religious Freedom' Bills Excuse Discrimination

Michael Bowers says in an analysis released Tuesday that the bills are "mean spirited" and create an excuse to discriminate.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Raises Support For A Long Term Transportation Bill

The proposed bill would provide 478 billion dollars worth of transportation funding over the next six years.

Kelvin Cochran

Terminated Atlanta Fire Chief Files Lawsuit Against The City

The lawsuit contends Kelvin Cochran was terminated because of his religious beliefs.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

Congressmen Accuse Atlanta Mayor Of Discrimination In Termination Of Fire Chief

Six Republican members of Georgia's congressional delegation have written a letter to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed calling the termination of the city's former fire chief a violation of free speech and religious freedom.

Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson

Democrats Offer Counter Failing Schools Rescue Plan

Democrats propose giving grants to underperforming schools that could be used toward health services, job training, tutoring and child care.

Savannah's River Street

This Week In The News With Tom Barton: 2/13/15

Tom Barton is the editorial page editor for the Savannah Morning News.

Human trafficking

State Senate Passes Bills Aimed At Curbing Child Sexual Exploitation

The Georgia Senate has passed and sent to the House two proposals aimed at cracking down on pimps and others engaged in the sexual exploitation of children in Georgia.

Loretta Lynch - Attorney General nominee

Perdue To Oppose Nominee For Attorney General

Freshman Sen. David Perdue says he will not support Loretta Lynch's nomination for attorney general. He says he is not confident she will enforce the Constitution.

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