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Medical Marijuana Bill To Be Resubmitted

The chief supporter for medical marijuana in the Georgia legislature plans to introduce a modified version of the bill that would clear the way for it Monday.

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Former Atlanta Fire Chief Files Discrimination Complaint

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal complaint against the city claiming he was discriminated against because of his religion.

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Georgia Lawmakers Plan Limited Look At Police Tactics

State lawmakers may be ready to put new limits on the use of "no-knock" warrants after an infant was severely burned by a flash grenade during an overnight raid by law officers last May in north Georgia.

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New Ga Dept. Of Transportation Chief Named

Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry is the new commissioner of the Transportation Department, effective immediately.

Johnny Isakson

Ahead Of State Of The Union, Sen. Isakson Touts Fair Tax, Education

In Tuesday night’s State of the Union address President Obama is expected to call for an increase in taxes for the wealthiest Americans. But Georgia senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue are proposing a Fair Tax Act.

Ga. Dept. Of Transportation Commissioner Retiring

The leader of Georgia's transportation agency plans to retire at the end of the month.

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Deal Proposes $45B Georgia Budget As Economy Improves

The Republican governor released his spending plan Friday for the financial year starting in July. Lawmakers in the General Assembly will start reviewing it next week and can change the plan.

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New Bill May Make Solar Panels More Affordable

Georgia law makes financing solar panels nearly impossible. But a bill introduced this week by State Representative Mike Dudgeon of South Forsyth would allow solar providers to offer financing to homeowners or small businesses.

Sticky notes at the Sentient Bean reveal what Savannahians love about, and dream for, the city.

"Love/Dream" Projects Asks Savannahians About Their Hopes For The City

A new project by the group Emergent Savannah asks residents what they love about Savannah and what they dream for the city.

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Debate Continues On Georgia Expansion Of Medicaid Under Affordable Care Act

The debate over expanding Medicaid in Georgia continues, with some Democrats pushing for expansion under the Affordable Care Act and the governor and other Republicans opposed.

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