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Tax Revenues Rise Again

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia's tax collections rose by more than 5 percent last month and are nearly 7 percent ahead of last year for the first four months of the fiscal year.

Some Voters Hit Two Polling Places

Voters in some Georgia precincts will have to visit two polling places to cast their ballots Tuesday. Georgians will vote on sales taxes, local offices and, in some areas, selling alcohol on Sunday.

Barack Obama On Georgia Ballot

Georgia Democrats have formally proposed Barack Obama to be their candidate on the state's March 6 presidential preference primary ballot.

Bibb Vote Crucial To Air Force Base

On Tuesday Bibb County voters will head to the polls to vote on a $190 million dollar Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax. Some of the money could help secure the future of the nearby Robins Air Force Base.

Sunday Alcohol Sales Going To Voters

When Georgians go to the polls Tuesday, some will vote on allowing Sunday alcohol sales. This is the first year communities can decide the issue for themselves. About 100 Georgia cities and counties are holding votes on whether to allow stores to sell alcohol on Sundays.

Number Of Georgia Militias Unclear

The Justice Department said four Georgia men arrested earlier this week and charged with plotting to buy explosives are pa

Trading Drug Tests For Welfare

A freshman state lawmaker is planning to introduce legislation forcing welfare applicants to take a drug test. A federal judge has temporarily suspended a similar measure in Florida over privacy concerns.

Trading Drug Tests For Welfare

Two Georgia lawmakers are planning to introduce legislation that would require people to pass a drug test to receive welfare.

Columbus Mayor Blasts 'Brokest' Ranking

Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is demanding that an online news organization delete from its website a story declaring that her Georgia community is America's "brokest city."

Tax Reform Remains Hot Topic

Conservative policymakers renewed their push for tax reform Thursday at a forum organized by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Elected officials and business executives touted lifting an energy tax on manufacturers, but it's unclear how the state would replace the lost revenue.

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