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Revisions To Transportation Bill Better For County And Cities

The sponsor of a transportation bill in the Georgia House says he'll make changes, after concerns from local governments.
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Democrat John Lewis To Skip Netanyahu Speech

Two prominent House Democrats say they'll skip Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress next month, saying they disapprove of House Speaker John Boehner's decision to invite the Israeli leader without consulting the White House.

Business Tops List Of Big Donors To '14 Referendum Campaigns

A new study finds that corporations and trade groups gave at least $217 million to sway the outcome of state ballot measure and referendum campaigns during the 2014 midterm elections.
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11th Circuit To Wait On Supreme Court In Gay Marriage Cases

A federal appeals court in Atlanta says it won't act on appeals in same-sex marriage cases until the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the issue. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals — which handles federal appeals from Alabama, Georgia and Florida — issued the order Wednesday.
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Ga. Lawmaker Proposes Bill Regulating Ride Hailing Service Uber

The chairman of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee has sponsored a bill to regulate the popular ride-hailing service Uber.
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Mayor Announces Plans To Expand Atlanta Streetcar System, Build Largest Park

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says there are plans to expand the Atlanta Streetcar system to the east, which would connect it with the Atlanta BeltLine trail. He also says he wants to transform the abandoned Bellwood Quarry on Atlanta's westside into the city's largest park.
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Obama 2016 Budget Seeks $21M To Deepen Savannah Harbor

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for big money to help Georgia pay for deepening the Savannah harbor.
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Sen. Perdue Praises Lynch, Undecided On Vote

Sen. David Perdue says he has not made up his mind on whether if he'll vote for President Obama's nominee for Attorney General. The freshman Republican praised Loretta Lynch, when she testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee last week.
Dubose Porter

Ga. Democrats Re-Elect Party Chairman After 2014 Losses

Georgia Democrats will keep former House minority leader DuBose Porter as their party chairman. About 300 party members gathered Saturday in Macon for the party's state committee meeting.
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Proposed CAT Expansion Meets Resistance

House leaders in Georgia are proposing a transportation bill that would include millions in funding for public transit. But expanding a transit system can mean a fight at the local level.