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House Passes HOPE Bill

The state House passed a bill Tuesday that would overhaul Georgia's HOPE scholarship. It includes an amendment that requires a new minimum grade point average for students to keep the full HOPE scholarship while in college.

Gingrich To Meet With Gov. Deal

The 67-year-old Gingrich is widely expected to take another step toward a presidential run this week. He and his wife, Callista, have scheduled a meeting Thursday with a key supporter -- Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal.

House Backs Macon-Bibb Merger

Consolidation bill passes House and moves on to Senate. Legislation would let voters make final decision. Macon one of the few major cities that is not consolidated.

Booster Seat Changes Get House OK

A bill that would raise the age children are required to be in car booster seats was passed by the state house today. Kids under eight would have to use them if they don’t meet certain measurements.

General Assembly Day-20 Roundup

There was action on an illegal immigration bill, public defender system legislation, and an unveiling of a bill to enact a sweeping rewrite to Georgias' sunshine laws.

Audit Vets Capitol Police Budget

A state audit shows Georgia could save $1.6 million by downsizing the state's Capitol police.

Guilty Ex-Judges Lose Law Licenses

Former state court judge Brooks Blitch III and former federal judge Jack Camp were among several judges who stained the image of the Georgia judiciary in recent years. The Georgia Supreme Court now has revoked Blitch's license to practice law and accepted Camp's voluntary surrender of his license.

Illegal Immigration, HOPE In Day-20 Capitol Spotlight

A legislative committee has passed a bill that aims to crack down on illegal immigration in Georgia. And in the state Senate, some Democrats are concerned that a proposal to cut the HOPE scholarship program and pre-kindergarten program is moving too quickly through the Legislature.

Immigration Bill May Get Vote This Week

The author of a bill aimed at curbing Georgia’s illegal immigrant population expects it to get a committee vote this week.

Senate Democrats: HOPE Fix Rushed

Senate Democrats say the Republican plan to fix the HOPE scholarship and Pre-K program is being rushed.

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