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Sunday Sales' Election Cost Vs. Return

Some cities and counties around the state are wrangling over putting the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in front of their voters. The main reason they may hold back this fall—is all about budget.

Who Will Pay for New Immigration Law?

A federal program might not cover the full costs of Georgia's new immigration law. When Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law this month, he said a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program called 287(g) could help pick up the tab.

Deal, Two Former Govs To Help Gingrich Campaign

Newt Gingrich has tapped a trio of current and former Georgia governors to play key roles in his presidential bid.

Redistricting Meetings Tonight, Tomorrow in S.Ga.

State lawmakers will continue to seek public input this week on how to redraw the state's political boundaries. But people attending the redistricting meetings probably won't hear much from lawmakers.

Cain Enters Presidential Race

Herman Cain announced a run for the White House on Saturday. He is the second Georgian to enter the race. A recent poll finds him gaining popularity.

No State Money For Lanier Study

There is no money in the state budget to study raising the level of Lake Lanier, says the Governor's office. Lawmakers wanted to use state money to urge the federal government to do the research.

NASCAR Train Rides To Promote Rail

Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols thinks Georgians need to ride on trains to understand the benefits of passenger rail. So, the freshmen PSC member is arranging public train rides to one of the state’s biggest sporting events.

Watchdogs Warn of Gerrymandering

Government watchdogs are urging lawmakers not to draw legislative maps solely to create safe seats for sitting legislators. Their comments come as redistricting meetings continue across the state.

Augustans Fret Over Redistricting Transparency

Many Augusta residents are worried about a lack of transparency in the redistricting process. In Augusta state lawmakers tasked with redrawing political districts heard concerns from voters.

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.

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