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House Loan Bill Considers Energy Use

Georgia Republican Senator Johnny Isakson is co-sponsoring a bill aimed at mortgage underwriting. The measure would give federal loan agencies access to information that predicts a homeowner’s energy bills.

$3.5 Million Transportation Campaign

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce has begun raising $3.5 million to fund an educational and marketing campaign for the transportation tax vote.

Fort Benning Delays Expansion

Officials at Fort Benning say a plan to expand training land at the post by 82,800 acres has been put on hold.

Police Move Occupy Athens Protesters

The area around the famous arch at the University of Georgia has been home to Occupy Athens protesters round-the-clock since Oct. 6.

Alligator Case Headed To Supreme Court

The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case testing the extent to which property owners are responsible for animal attacks. The justices will hear from lawyers representing the heirs of a woman eaten by alligator.

Democrats Open New Headquarters

Democrats opened a larger state party headquarters in Atlanta Wednesday. It’s aimed at reviving the Democratic party in Georgia.

Early Voting on Sunday Alcohol Sales

The early voting period started Tuesday in Georgia. More than 100 communities are voting on whether to allow retailers to sell alcohol on Sundays, in addition to selecting candidates. People on both sides of the issue are urging voters to go to the ballot box.

Chambliss Joins Law Enforcement Caucus

Georgia's senior U.S. senator has joined a new law enforcement caucus.

Poll Firm Goes Outside Atlanta

A new company is promising voters in medium-sized Georgia cities more access to political information. Atlanta-based National Research Associates recently released its first poll in the coastal city's mayoral race. Political surveys aren't unheard of in Savannah.

Immigrant Visa Fixes Stalled

Two bills to overhaul a federal foreign guest worker program are under consideration by the U.S. Congress. Washington is also considering a law mandating the E-Verify employment check system.