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House Unveils Zero-Based Budget Bill

A new bill requiring zero based budgeting will be introduced in the state House today. It would require state agencies to justify their budgets from the ground up.

Bill Filed To Ban Abortions After 20 Weeks

Republican State Rep. filed bill to ban all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

Lawmakers Battle Over Zero-Based Budgeting

Hours after a Senate attempt to undo an outgoing veto be ex-Gov. Sonny Perdue, the House on Thursday declined to back up its sister chamber, with its leader saying he prefers working with his current boss to picking a fight with his former one.

Race Divides Savannah Council

Savannah officials are in Atlanta to lobby state lawmakers for coastal projects. But along with them is an ugly rift. Savannah City Council divided along racial lines in a vote to name two finalists for the city's chief executive job.

Seniors Protest Budget Cuts

Money for meals on wheels is on the chopping block this year as lawmakers work on the state budget. More than a hundred senior citizens rallied at the state capitol against cuts to meal and service programs.

Senate Reverses Zero-Based Budgets

The Senate has unanimously voted to override a veto by former Gov. Sonny Perdue of legislation that would hold lawmakers to use a zero-based approach to a quarter of the budget each year.

Water War Gets Court Date

Georgia authorities are seeking to overturn a ruling that would restrict metro Atlanta's water supply.

Spending Freeze Includes Georgia

President Obama's plan to freeze federal spending could have big budget implications in Georgia. The state is expected to spend about $11 billion of federal funds in the coming year. Most of it goes to Medicaid, the health care program for the poor and disabled. But about a billion also goes to education.

Radiation Tests Need Funding

Plans by the state to conduct radiation tests in areas close to a former nuclear weapons plant near Augusta have been put on hold. It’s because the U.S. Department of Energy can’t fund the program until its budget is passed.

Tax Glitch Wreaks Havoc

The state is blaming a computer glitch for overpaying hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax returns.

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