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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.
Loretta Lynch - Attorney General nominee

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.
Chatham Area Transit

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.
Georgia Capitol building

Ga. Senate Passes Autism Bill Requiring Coverage Of Therapy

The Georgia state Senate has passed a bill requiring insurance companies to cover autism therapy for children younger than 6. Lawmakers passed the bill, 54-0 on Thursday. Supporters say early intervention can help children with autism learn to speak and lower later health care costs.
David Perdue at Macon forum

Sen. David Perdue Tapped To Lead 2 Senate Subcommittees

A freshman senator from Georgia has been chosen to lead Senate Agriculture and Foreign Relations subcommittees.
Traffic on I-75/85

Georgia House Leaders Introducing Transportation Plan

Republican leaders in the Georgia House have unveiled a plan they say funnels $1 billion toward the state’s transportation needs. The strategy announced Wednesday includes eliminating a fuel sales tax. That money would be replaced by a dedicated excise tax of 29.2 cents per gallon.
American Flag

Clergy Speak Out On 'Religious Freedom' Bill Proposed In Ga.

Baptist clergy members in Georgia are picking sides over a bill that supporters say protects religious freedom. In dueling press conferences held Wednesday, both sides spelled out their positions.
VIeue body cameras

State Senator Introduces Law Enforcement Package That Supports Police Body Cameras

State lawmakers headed by democratic Sen. Vincent Fort are introducing a broad Law Enforcement Reform package Tuesday to the Georgia House and Senate.