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Farm Lobby Opposes Immigration Bill

A State Senate committee heard testimony Monday on a controversial bill aimed at curbing illegal immigration in Georgia. Among those testifying was Bryan Tolar with the Georgia Agra business Council. He told lawmakers on the committee to tread lightly when trying to rid the state of much needed immigrant labor.

Redistricting Tug-Of-War Begins

Democrats say they weren't consulted about the decision, and are concerned about what they see as partisan and unfair changes to the process.

Sugar Explosion Still An Issue Three Years On

Cases are still outstanding three years after the deadly explosion and fire at the Imperial Sugar refinery near Savannah. Fourteen people died and scores were wounded in one of the worst industrial disasters in state history. Federal officials later found, the company "willfully" violated safety rules by letting combustible dust build up.

New Bill Targets Medicaid Fraud

A bill to prevent Medicaid fraud was introduced in the state senate today.

Day-11 Of General Assembly On Tap

State lawmakers will gather for Day-11 of the General Assembly Monday at the Capitol. Last week’s activity under the Gold Dome included the move of legislation for Sunday alcohol sales, and a bill to shorten the early voting period for all elections.

Lawmakers Scrutinize Immigration Bill

State lawmakers have started combing through proposed illegal immigration reform measures.

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.