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Ga. Lawmakers To Take Up Religious Freedom Bills in 2016

This session, the Georgia General Assembly will look at two bills dealing with a person’s right to religious practice.

City Manager Stephanie Cutter To Retire

The first Savannah City Council meeting of the year ended on an emotional note as City Manager Stephanie Cutter announced she’s retiring.

Georgia Congressman Westmoreland Will Not Run For Reelection

Rep. Lynn Westmoreland says he will not seek another term in Congress.

MARTA CEO Has Big Plans For Metro Atlanta's Transit System

MARTA CEO Keith Parker has big plans for metro Atlanta's transit system, which he shared Thursday at the third-annual State of MARTA breakfast.

Questions Linger About Opportunity School District Plan

Passage of SB 133 last year got the ball rolling on the Gov. Nathan Deal’s proposal, which would create a statewide school district called the Opportunity School District or OSD.

Ga. Gun Sellers Consider Future In Wake Of Obama Executive Action

In an effort to curb gun violence, President Obama announced Tuesday that he will take executive action to restrict firearm sales. The proposed action may or may not impact Georgia gun dealers.

UPDATE: Gov. Deal Rescinds Order On Syrian Refugees

UPDATE (1/4/15 1:37 p.m.):In a one sentence statement, Gov. Deal says he's rescinding his executive order, in light of the Attorney General's opinion. Attorney General Sam Olens says Georgia cannot deny benefits to refugees from Syria, as ordered by Gov. Nathan Deal.

Georgia Lawmakers Push To Help Kinship Caregivers

The story of how Bernice Smith’s grandson became her son is a story told by documents. Some of the ones she flips through in the living room of her Decatur, Georgia home are official looking, covered with stamps and seals. Others are more informal.

Politics Friday: Ted Cruz's Southern Strategy

Texas senator and Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz visits Kennesaw on Friday, part of a quick swing through eight Southern states in seven days. His campaign calls it a "Southern firewall strategy."

Ga. Secretary Of State: Former Employee At Fault In Data Release

A report by Secretary of State Brian Kemp's office faults an employee for the release of personal information on all of Georgia's registered voters.