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GOP Presses State Bills Limiting Gay Rights Before Ruling

Republican lawmakers are pushing legislation restricting gay rights even as the U.S. Supreme Court gets ready to decide whether same-sex couples can marry.
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Gov. Deal Wants More Education Opportunities For Prisoners

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia should use charter schools to help its prison inmates earn high school diplomas.
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Medical Marijuana Bill To Be Resubmitted

The chief supporter for medical marijuana in the Georgia legislature plans to introduce a modified version of the bill that would clear the way for it Monday.
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Former Atlanta Fire Chief Files Discrimination Complaint

Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal complaint against the city claiming he was discriminated against because of his religion.
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Georgia Lawmakers Plan Limited Look At Police Tactics

State lawmakers may be ready to put new limits on the use of "no-knock" warrants after an infant was severely burned by a flash grenade during an overnight raid by law officers last May in north Georgia.
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New Ga Dept. Of Transportation Chief Named

Longtime Georgia Department of Transportation executive Russell McMurry is the new commissioner of the Transportation Department, effective immediately.
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Ahead Of State Of The Union, Sen. Isakson Touts Fair Tax, Education

In Tuesday night’s State of the Union address President Obama is expected to call for an increase in taxes for the wealthiest Americans.

Ga. Dept. Of Transportation Commissioner Retiring

The leader of Georgia's transportation agency plans to retire at the end of the month. Department of Transportation spokesman David Spear says Commissioner Keith Golden will apply for retirement on Jan. 31.
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Deal Proposes $45B Georgia Budget As Economy Improves

Gov. Nathan Deal has proposed a nearly $45 billion budget for state government as the economy improves and tax collections climb.
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New Bill May Make Solar Panels More Affordable

Should you want a solar panel on your home or business in Georgia... it's not easy to do. You'll have to come up with the 18 to 25 thousand dollars it will cost for the equipment and installation.