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Law Enforcement Deaths Up

Georgia tied for fourth this year in fatalities among law enforcement officers. Officer deaths in the line of duty are up here and across the country. Ten law enforcement officers have died in the line of duty in Georgia so far this year. That’s up from nine last year.

Poll: Georgians Oppose Heavier Trucks

A new survey shows Georgia voters overwhelmingly against a proposal to put heavier trucks on the road. AAA conducted the survey as Congress debates whether to increase tractor-trailer weight limits from 80,000 to 90,000 pounds.

Bibb Lawmakers Prepare For Consolidation Push

Bibb County’s legislative delegation is moving closer to an agreement on consolidating Macon and Bibb County. They plan to introduce a bill when the legislature convenes in January.

Stricter Rules For Golf Carts

Golf cart owners in Georgia will soon have stricter requirements to follow if they want to drive their carts on roadways.

Supporters Of Horse Racing Confident

When lawmakers reconvene at the State Capitol in January they’ll revisit legislation filed last year concerning horse racing and pari-mutuel betting. Proponents say it could bring millions of dollars in revenue. Opponents worry it will open the door for casino gambling.

Olens Vows To Defend Redistricting

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens says, he'll vigorously defend Georgia's redistricting maps in court if plans to challenge them come through. Democrats say, they intend to fight new politcal boundaries pre-approved Friday by the US Justice Department.

Bill Adds 'In God We Trust' To Car Tags

A group of Georgia state senators wants your car’s license plate to carry the nation’s motto -- “In God We Trust” -- in place of a county name.

LNG Critics Raise New Concern

Opponents of a plan to truck liquefied natural gas through Savannah say,an energy company is misleading federal regulators. The charge is the latest in a year-long effort to stop LNG trucks from passing through the city.

Justice Department Approves Redistricting

The Obama administration has approved new political boundaries in Georgia despite complaints from state Democrats that the maps dilute minority voting strength.

House OKs Savannah Port Funds

An appropriations bill passed by the U.S. House of Representatives includes $588,000 in construction funds for the Army Corps of Engineers to advance the deepening of the Savannah Harbor.