Georgia’s 12 transportation regions have approved their construction wish-lists, ahead of Saturday's deadline.
Now, the sales job begins.
Voters in the regions will decide next year whether to fund a penny sales tax to pay for the projects.
The Ogeechee River in southeast Georgia is still recovering from the biggest fish kill in Georgia history. This week, the state released thousands of fish to help restore the river. When the kill happened in May, the state Environmental Protection Division launched an investigation.
Georgia Republicans and some business groups are hailing Congressional passage of free trade agreements with Colombia, South Korea and Panama.
Georgia sends the countries a combined $1.1 billion in exports.
Georgia is challenging the constitutionality of a clause in the 1965 federal Voting Rights Act. The challenge is part of a lawsuit filed last week that seeks approval for Georgia’s new redistricting maps.
Republican lawmakers drew redistricting maps this summer that solidify their majority in the state legislature. But Georgia’s changing demographics won’t guarantee that majority forever. If Republicans want to stay in power, they’ll have to woo Blacks, Asians and Latinos.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp has announced qualifying dates for candidates seeking a state Senate seat in west Georgia.
Kemp says qualifying for the Nov. 8 election to fill Senate district 28 will open at 9 o'clock Tuesday morning and close at noon Wednesday.