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Johnny Isakson

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.
Gov. Nathan Deal State of the State address

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.
Solar Panels

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.
Sticky notes at the Sentient Bean reveal what Savannahians love about, and dream for, the city.

"Love/Dream" Projects Asks Savannahians About Their Hopes For The City

GPB Savannah's Sarah McCammon talks with Clinton Edminster and Tom Kohler of Emergent Savannah about their new community art project, which asks residents what they love about Savannah and what they dream for the community.
Georgia State flag

Debate Continues On Georgia Expansion Of Medicaid Under Affordable Care Act

The debate over expanding Medicaid in Georgia continues, with some Democrats pushing for expansion under the Affordable Care Act and the governor and other Republicans opposed.
Gov. Nathan Deal State of the State address

Medical Marijuana, Education Focus Of Deal State Of The State Address

Gov. Nathan Deal says he hopes to sign legislation to de-criminalize some forms of medical marijuana in Georgia.

Gullah Geechee Series Part One: Exploring Sapelo Island (VIDEO)

Sapelo Island, Georgia is a coastal community with rich wildlife, an enviable coastline and towering moss draped trees. It’s no wonder many choose the location for vacations and second homes. What you may not know is the island is also home to the last intact Gullah Geechee community.

A Vote For An East Bibb Fire Station May Not Mean It Gets Built

The Macon-Bibb Commission reaffirmed support for building the East Bibb County Fire Station. Yet the vote Tuesday may not mean that the new firehouse for the east side of the county is any closer to happening.
Authorities are investigating the death of Matthew Ajibade, a college student who died in jail in Chatham County on January 1.

Ajibade Case Raises Questions Of Race, Mental Health And Law Enforcement

Not quite two weeks ago, a young black man in Chatham County died after being arrested on domestic violence charges.