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Tax Tribunal Idea Returns

State lawmakers are looking into setting up a tribunal to arbitrate tax disputes between the state department of revenue and taxpayers. The special tax council appointed by former Governor Sonny Perdue recommended the tribunal in January.

Grocery Tax Idea Revived

Republican state lawmakers considering ways to reform Georgia’s tax code are looking at taxing groceries. A joint committee on tax reform discussed the idea Monday in preparation for the upcoming legislative session.

No Pay Raises At Capitol

Georgia legislators won't get be getting a raise next year.

Savannah Voters Choose New Mayor

Savannah voters will return to the polls Tuesday to elect the city's next mayor. Voters in last month's general election pared a crowded list of six candidates to two. The run-off election features two city council members and lots of back-story.

Herman Cain Suspends Campaign

Republican candidate Herman Cain says he's suspending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination to avoid news coverage that is hurtful to his family.

Cain Returning To Ga.

His once-surging presidential campaign all but over, Herman Cain told supporters Friday he would make an announcement Saturday about the future of his Republican White House bid.

At-Large Voting Districts Challenged

A Latino organization is challenging at-large voting districts in the cities of Dalton and Gainesville. The group says the districts disenfranchise non-white voters.

Troy Davis' Sister Dies

A Georgia congressman and the president of the NAACP are praising the older sister of Troy Davis following her death after a long battle with cancer.

Tybee City Hall Goes Geothermal

Tybee Island is seeking an additional $90,000 to complete a geothermal heating and cooling system for its city hall. Officials said once the project is completed, the community's geothermal system is expected to reduce energy use and save money.

Campaign Energizes Latino Voters

A statewide Latino organization is launching a campaign to increase voter registration and turnout. And organizers say opposition to Georgia’s new immigration law will bring out Hispanic voters for next year’s state and federal elections.

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