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Tax Code Rewrite Delayed

Voters may have to sign off on parts of a plan to overhaul Georgia’s tax code. That's delaying lawmakers from voting on the package.

Sunday Alcohol Sales Alive?

A key lawmaker in the state Senate says he expects Sunday alcohol sales to be on the chamber's agenda by Wednesday.

Immigration Bill Passes Senate

The state House and Senate are now more in line with what they want out of immigration reform. The Senate passed its version of a hotly debated bill

Music Hall Of Fame Still In Limbo

Board says they will decide fate of museum on March 31. State will no longer fund the facility. New board member offers to help with fund raising.

Legislation Moving In Session's Day-29

A cut to the amount businesses pay into the unemployment trust fund, a bill to expand mental health courts, and legislation to green light special needs scholarship waivers are part of the early action from Day-29 of the 40-day General Assembly session.

MADD Pushes 'Interlock' Bill

Mothers against Drunk Driving rallied today to push a bill mandating so-called 'interlocks' to the floor.

Session's Crossover Day Fast Approaching

Lawmakers will be especially busy during Monday's scheduled Day-29 of the 40 day General Assembly calendar, as Crossover Day approaches. Wednesday is the last day a piece of legislation has to pass at least one chamber in order to have a chance to become law by the legislative session's end.

Dems Hear Sympathetic Voices On Bills

A group of Democratic State Senators brought an immigration hearing to Savannah this weekend. A panel led by Tucker State Senator Curt Thompson is a Democratic version of an all Republican one that met last year. Both committees have collected testimony on immigration's impact on Georgia.

Tax Plan Might Need Voter OK

A proposal that would restructure the state’s tax system could require voter approval for some of its structural provisions. Constitutional amendments would be needed to replace local telecommunications franchise fees with a statewide tax on those services and to set up a state fund to offer tax credits to new and growing businesses.

Sunshine Laws Revamp Pushed To '12

A move to re-write Georgia’s sunshine laws will not happen this Legislative session. Instead, the bills’ backers will take more time to craft the measure.

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