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Chambliss Pushes For New Fish Guidelines

Georgia's Saxby Chambliss is joining 12 other US Senators in calling on Food and Drug Administration officials to relax seafood advice for pregnant women. The Senators say, the agency's guidelines to avoid fish because of mercury are not consistent with new federal dietary recommendations.

ACLU Plans to Challenge Immigration Law

The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia will hold a press conference today at the state Capitol to announce a lawsuit against Georgia’s new immigration law.

Deal 'Hopeful' Of More Ports Funding

Governor Nathan Deal says a trip to Washington has left him hopeful that Georgia can still secure federal funding this year to start deepening the Port of Savannah's shipping channel in 2012.

DOT Announces Eligible Transport Tax Projects

State officials announced projects that might be eligible for regional transportation tax dollars. That brings Georgia residents one step closer to seeing which projects a proposed sales tax might fund.

Harbor Project Enjoys Bipartisan Support

Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are scheduled to be in Washington Wednesday. The bipartisan duo will be lobbying for more funds for the Savannah harbor deepening project. President Obama's most recent budget included a only small sliver of the $100 million dollars port officials want.

Athens Won't Vote On Sunday Alcohol Sales This Year

Voters in Athens won't have a chance to vote on Sunday sales of alcohol in stores until next year. Athens-Clarke commissioners say they are delaying a referendum on Sunday sales until the presidential primaries next year. The primary date has not been scheduled, but Georgia's usually is held in March.

Deal Joins ATL Mayor To Lobby For Ports Cash

Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will be in Washington Wednesday to lobby for more funds to deepen Savannah's port. The bipartisan duo will meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Proposed Transportation Tax Project List Coming

Voters will get a glimpse this week of what transportation projects a proposed sales tax could fund. State officials are expected to release lists of eligible projects for 12 regions on Wednesday.

Deal Raised $1.6 M For Inaugural, Transition

Gov. Nathan Deal raised more than $1.6 million for his inaugural celebrations and transition into office. Documents released Friday by the Deal inaugural committee show that the former congressman spent about $1.2 million of the money.

Court Ruling Won’t Affect GA Immigration Law Challenge

The Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers in the country illegally. But lawyers in Atlanta who are taking steps to file an injunction against a similar Georgia law say the ruling will not affect their plans.

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