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Deal Signs Budget, Vetoes 9 Bills

Governor Nathan Deal has signed an $18.3 billion budget that increases health insurance premiums for state employees and slashes funding for Georgia's college system.

Lawmakers Visit Halls Of Fame

The newly-formed oversight committee comes to Macon for a tour. The group will report to the governor but has no say on whether the Music Hall of Fame will stay in Macon. Music Hall of Fame scheduled to close at the end of June unless board comes to an agreement with Macon museum supporters.

Law To Open More Health Plans

A new law will let health insurance plans sold in other states be available to Georgians. The intent is to broaden the market and give people more choices, but critics say it leaves the consumer vulnerable.

Chambliss Says Gang Of Six In No Hurry

Senator Saxby Chambliss says deficit most important issue he's seen during his 17 years in Congress. He says Gang of Six working on long-term solutions. He says they're not there yet.

Sue Everhart Elected Again As State Republican Party Chair

Following a bitter race Sue Everhart elected to her third term. Everhart ran against Tricia Pridemore who was hand picked by Governor Deal. Deal was booed at today's convention when he spoke out in support of Pridemore.

Newt Gingrich Adresses Georgia GOP Convention

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich asks Republicans for their support. Calls President Barack Obama the "Food Stamp President". Questions Pakistani knowledge of Osama Bin Laden.

Gingrich: 2012 Election Biggest Since 1860

Republican Newt Gingrich told a Georgia audience on Friday evening that the 2012 presidential election is the most consequential since the 1860 race that elected Abraham Lincoln to the White House and was soon followed by the Civil War. Addressing the Georgia Republican Party's convention, Gingrich said the nation is at a crossroads.

A New Direction for Georgia Democrats

The G-O-P has been gaining ground over state Democrats for a decade. But the party that once dominated Georgia politics is looking to take back the reins. There is now a new direction for Democrats that starts with reaching voters beyond Metro Atlanta.

Report Promotes Nuclear Waste Repository

The U.S Department of Energy should restart plans for a permanent storage site for the country’s nuclear waste, according to a recent report. The canceled project would have housed tons of waste from Georgia power plants.

Deal Signs Immigation Crackdown

Governor Nathan Deal has signed the state’s controversial immigration bill. The bill is similar to an Arizona statute targeting illegal immigrants that's under constitutional review.

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