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Immigration Bill To Get Judiciary Panel Hearing

A proposed Georgia law to crack down on illegal immigration that mirrors some provisions in Arizona’s controversial law is set for a hearing today.

Leaders Tackle Immigration Reform

Governor Nathan Deal says the state needs an immigration reform bill it can use, rather than one for show.

Bill Targets Illegal Workers

A Georgia lawmaker will file a bill targeting illegal immigrants. The bill would require businesses to use a database to ensure new hires are allowed to work in the United States.

Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill Passes Committee

Sunday alcohol sales is one step closer to becoming law. It was voted out of a senate committee today.

Wildlife Lands Face Cuts, New Fees

Georgia may lease less land for its wildlife management areas.

Sunday Alcohol Plan Gets Spotlight

A proposal that would allow cities and counties in Georgia to legalize alcohol sales on Sundays is headed to a Senate committee Wednesday. The Senate bill being discussed on Wednesday would let voters decide in local referendums whether they want Sunday alcohol sales between 12:30 p.m. and 11:30 p.m.

Deal, Barnes Unite for Slain Trooper's Widow

Lawmakers - led by House Speaker David Ralston - are rushing through a bill that would permit the spouse of a state employee killed in the line of duty to continue health coverage under the state plan.

Deal Wants To Expand Drug Courts

Gov. Deal is pushing more alternative programs for non-violent drug offenders. It's a way to deal with the state's staggering prison budget. Several judges around the state already run alternative sentencing programs. One lesson they say Deal can learn from their experience is to find the money to pay for the best treatment available.

Bill Would Tighten Water Transfers

Some rural lawmakers in the state house want to make sure water transfers from one river basin to another get more scrutiny from State officials.

Bill Calls For Less Time To Vote Early

House Bill 92 would decrease early voting days from 45 to 21. Bill has bipartisan support and could save smaller counties a lot of money. Early voting was extended in 2008.

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