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Democrats Want Healthcare Exchange

Georgia Democrats say they will propose a bill creating a healthcare exchange if Republican lawmakers don’t. They also say they’ve filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting Pres. Obama’s healthcare reform law.

Deal: State Negotiating Megaproject

Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday the state is very close to a landing a deal that could bring what he described as Georgia's largest business project since automaker Kia opened a massive plant in West Point.

Tea Party Pushes Ethics Reform

Georgia Tea Party groups held a rally at the state Capitol Thursday to push for ethics reform. They’ve helped to draft a bill that would limit lobbyists’ gifts to lawmakers. The Tea Party groups want Georgia to become a model for government ethics.

Political Messages Hit Savannah

Georgia voters who live along the South Carolina border are getting an early introduction to this year's presidential race in the form of campaign commercials. However, Augusta- and Savannah-area voters might not yet be ready to pay the candidates any mind.

Governor Releases 2013 Budget

Gov. Nathan Deal released his 2013 budget proposal Wednesday and the $19.2 billion spending plan calls for more money for education. That’s a marked contrast from previous budgets. The new budget is up $900 million from last year.

Governor Gives State Of State

Governor Nathan Deal laid out his plans for the coming year in his annual State of the State address at the State Capitol. He wants to spend more money on education, transportation, security and job growth.

Deal To Release 2013 Budget

Gov. Nathan Deal will release his 2013 budget proposal Wednesday, and the spending plan will include money for the Savannah Harbor Deepening project and new reservoirs.

Deal Proposes Tax Relief For Business

Gov. Nathan Deal is promoting a slate of tax proposals to help the state attract and retain businesses. He unveiled them at the annual Eggs and Issues breakfast Monday in Atlanta.

District Attorney Investigating Ex-Judge

A prosecutor said he will launch an "immediate investigation" into misconduct charges against a powerful south Georgia judge who stepped down this month rather than face allegations that she abused her authority.

Governor Submits Fundraising Totals

Gov. Nathan Deal's non-election year campaign fundraising total topped $2.4 million last year, according to his latest campaign finance report filed with the state ethics commission.

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