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Perdue: Immigration Law May Have Drawbacks

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said this week the state might face some unintended consequences with its new immigration law. He said he wanted Georgia to be known as a state that was friendly and welcoming to people.

Deal Favors Charter School Amendment

Gov. Nathan Deal says he will support a proposed state constitutional amendment that would permit a state commission to approve the formation of charter schools. Deal said Friday in Savannah that the future of charter schools will be a major legislative issue next year.

Top Ethics Staffer Resigns

The top staffer of the state ethics commission is resigning after the panel voted to slash her salary. The five-member panel on Friday voted to cut Executive Secretary Stacey Kalberman's salary to no more than $85,000 and eliminate the No. 2 position at the agency, which deals with campaign finance complaints.

GDOT Lowers Sales Tax Projections

The state Department of Transportation says less money than expected will come in from a proposed transportation sales tax. New projections are down about three percent.

11 Countries Fight Immigration Law

Mexico and 10 other countries have filed amicus briefs in a lawsuit that asks a judge to declare Georgia's new immigration law unconstitutional and to block it from being enforced. The lawsuit was filed two weeks ago by civil liberties groups.

Chambliss Unveils iPhone App

Starting Wednesday, you can download an app for your iPhone, iPod or iPad to connect with U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.). It features his latest videos, photos and news.

Charter Schools Could Be Part of Special Session

Georgia lawmakers will return to the state Capitol this summer for a special session to re-draw legislative maps. But there are also other potential agenda items.

More Counties Report Immigration Data

Four more Georgia counties have begun sharing biometric information with federal immigration authorities to help identify criminal immigrants.

State Wants Immigration Challenge Tossed

The state on Tuesday filed the motion to dismiss the lawsuit filed earlier this month by civil liberties groups. The civil liberties groups want a judge to declare Georgia's law unconstitutional and also to block it from being enforced.

Top Officials Leave Ethics Agency

The top two people in charge at the state’s ethics agency are on their way out. The board of the state ethics commission says it’s restructuring to save money. Critics say it’s the latest move to dis-empower the commission.

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