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Gingrich Holds On To Lead

Election results find Newt Gingrich with a comfortable lead in Georgia's Presidential Preference Primary. Tuesday night Gingrich jumped out to an early lead early. With just 1% of precincts reporting, several news outlets declared Gingrich the Georgia winner.

Up To The Minute Presidential Primary Results

View breaking Presidential Preference Primary Election results with this interactive map from Google and The Associated Press. The map automatically updates as data pours in from counties across the state.

Romney wins VA, Gingrich wins GA

Mitt Romney has won Virginia and Newt Gingrich has won his home state of Georgia as voters across 10 states choose a GOP candidate on Super Tuesday. Romney and Rick Santorum were also waging a fierce battle for Ohio.

New Details In 2013 State Budget

A revised 2013 state budget heads to a full house chamber for a vote Wednesday. There have been some last minute changes to the 19.2 billion dollar plan, including a boost in funds for Georgia’s University and Technical College Systems.

Bill Lowers Open Records Cost

The cost of getting government documents would drop in Georgia under legislation passed by House lawmakers. The House of Representatives voted 154-5 on Monday to approve a rewrite of Georgia's open government law. The bill now heads to the state Senate.

Super Tuesday Voting Underway

Voters are heading to polls across Georgia with much on the line for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who is looking to regain momentum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

$19B Budget Moving Forward

Georgia would spend $19.2 billion under a budget plan given initial approval by a House committee.

Do Minority Voters Matter In the Primary?

On Super Tuesday, Georgia Republicans will be voting for their nominee in the presidential preference primary.

Senate OKs Changes To Child Abuse Reporting

Charges that several Penn State University staff members knew about instances of child abuse but never reported it sparked lawmakers to act in Georgia. Current law requires certain people like teachers and doctors to report suspicions of abuse.

Senate Passes Immigration Bill

Illegal immigrants would be barred from all of the state’s public universities and technical colleges under a bill the state Senate passed Monday. A state House committee tabled a similar measure in January because university officials said it wasn't necessary.