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Doctors Want Cigarette Tax Raise

Georgia physicians are not giving up their fight to convince legislators to increase the state's cigarette tax.

Lawmakers Want Health Insurance Bills Scrutinized

A Senate committee today passed a measure that creates a commission to scrutinize bills relating to health insurance.

Lawmakers Eye Tennessee River For Ga. Water Supply

The Senate passed a resolution Tuesday to study whether the state can draw water from the Tennessee River's Georgia tributaries. It could help solve the state’s water supply problem.

Sunday Alcohol Sales Set For Final Vote

The Sunday alcohol sales bill handily passed a House committee Tuesday, as expected. The bill could come to the House floor for a vote as early as Monday.

Health Care Reform Turns One

One year later Georgia is suing the federal government. State lawmakers do not act on creating health care exchange. Full law goes into effect in 2014.

Lawmakers Set Session's End

The Georgia Legislature will wrap up the 2011 legislative session on April 14. The House on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution setting the calendar for the remainder of the 40-day session. The Senate was expected to take it up Monday afternoon. Lawmakers are set to meet all five days next week. They will take off April 4-8, which coincides with many school district spring breaks as well as the Masters Tournament in Augusta.

Perdue Backs Gingrich For '12 Run

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue says he'll back Newt Gingrich if he seeks the Republican nomination for president. Appearing at a Georgia Republican dinner Monday night, Perdue told reporters that the former U.S. House speaker "would make a great president."

Task Force Tackles State's Water Supply

A state task force formed to find new water sources met for the first time today. Georgia is under pressure to expand its water options.

Virtual School Rally at Capitol

Hundreds of students and families rallied at the capitol today in support of letting Georgia students go to school online.

State Legislators Begin Final 10 Days of Session

State legislators on Monday embark on the final 10 days of this year’s legislative session. The House and Senate will spend this week reviewing the bills that have already passed one chamber.

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