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Gov. Candidates Say No To Grocery Tax

As Georgia’s Tax Reform Council is looking at ways to reform Georgia’s Tax code, Georgia’s gubernatorial candidates say they do not support re-instating the tax on groceries.

AJC: Barnes Corrects Tax Filings

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Roy Barnes is changing his 2008 and 2009 tax filings. Barnes claimed deductions on a rental house he gave to his daughter and son-in-law in 2007.

Seniors Question Deal and Barnes

Georgia’s candidates for governor took questions on issues important to seniors in a ‘town hall’ phone conference with members of the AARP.

Jimmy Carter To Visit Middle East

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will visit the Middle East with a delegation of global leaders seeking to build support for an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement.

Two Georgia Democrats Supported By U.S. Chamber Of Commerce

Congressmen Jim Marshall and John Barrow receiving support from Chamber. Two of ten Democrats nationwide being helped with advertisements. Democratic leaders critical.

Barnes Unveils Water Plan

Solving Georgia’s water troubles is an emerging issue in the Governor’s race. Both Democrat Roy Barnes and Republican Nathan Deal stress conservation and the need for reservoirs in their water plans.

Black Voters Crucial For Democrats

African-Americans turned out in record numbers to vote for President Barack Obama, but he’s not on the ticket this time around, and overall turnout will be down simply because it’s a mid-term election.

Driver Who Hit Barnes' Family Dies

A 17-year-old driver from Kennesaw has died a day after a highway collision that injured Democratic gubernatorial nominee Roy Barnes' daughter and her two daughters. Cobb County police say the accident near Marietta occurred on Sunday when a Porsche crossed the center line and swerved, striking a minivan carrying Alison Barnes Salter and her daughters. An Atlanta Medical Center spokesman said Mario D. Zuniga, the driver of the Porsche, died Monday at the hospital.

Debates Contentious and Lonely

The candidates for Georgia’s 8th and 12th congressional district debated last night on GPB. The 8th district around Macon has been hotly contested and the debate between incumbent Democrat Jim Marshall and Republican Austin Scott got contentious at times.

AP: Deal Paid Unusually Low Taxes

Republican gubernatorial candidate Nathan Deal paid unusually low federal income taxes in past years. That’s according to an analysis by the Associated Press. It's yet another financial issue to emerge in the campaign.

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