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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.

Senate Caps Foreclosure Fees

Georgia cities and counties would have to cap the fees and penalties they charge owners of foreclosed properties under a proposal approved by a state Senate committee.

Protesters Challenge Death Penalty

The Georgia chapter of the NAACP is asking state lawmakers to end capital punishment. NAACP state president Edward Dubose said at a rally Monday that execution is murder. State Sen. Vincent Fort has said he will file legislation to end capital punishment.

2012 Legislative Session Begins

The State Capitol is springing back to life. Workers have been testing equipment and tidying the chambers. And lawmakers have also been busy filing bills.

Female Mayor Takes Office In Albany

When Dorothy Hubbard takes the oath of office Monday, she will be Albany’s first female mayor. Albany was one of two major Georgia cities to elect female mayors last year.

Deal Proposes Eliminating Agencies

In an effort to continue to streamline state government, Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday he will propose the consolidation or elimination of some state agencies in his 2013 budget.