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Graves, Rogers Settle Loan Suit

A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit accusing U.S. Rep. Tom Graves and a state lawmaker of defaulting on a $2.3 million loan to buy and renovate a Calhoun motel.

Regions Propose Transportation Wish Lists

All of Georgia's transportation regions are scheduled to have their spending proposals for a possible new sales tax finalized by the end of the week. The lists detail how officials want to spend revenue from a transportation tax.

Lawsuit Challenges Fayette Co. Voting

This week, civil rights attorneys filed a federal lawsuit against Fayette County. They say the county’s at-large elections violate the Voting Rights Act.

Transportation Tax Vote in Special Session

Gov. Nathan Deal officially issued the call for the special legislative session on redistricting Wednesday. And when legislators return to the state Capitol Monday, they will also tackle changing the date of a regional transportation tax vote.

Squabbling Over Redistricting Begins

State lawmakers will begin a special legislative session Monday for the once-a-decade redistricting. Democrats are already accusing Republicans of trying to reduce the number of white Democratic lawmakers.

Congressional Lunch Draws Hundreds

Hundreds of the state’s business leaders and politicians gathered in Perry today for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce’ annual congressional luncheon. The federal budget was on everyone’s mind.

Deal Orders Agencies To Cut 2%

Governor Nathan Deal is directing state agency heads to cut their budgets by 2%. Deal wants spending cuts in the current fiscal year budget that began last month and in next year's fiscal year budget, as well. The instructions come even though state revenues are up.

Immigration Law Impact Spreads

Georgia’s new crackdown on illegal immigration has been law since July 1. Farmers say it’s scaring away both documented and undocumented workers. And now other sectors are beginning to feel the pinch. Some businesses say without these workers, they can’t get the job done.

Water War In Court Friday

Lawyers will update a federal judge on the status of negotiations in a water dispute between Alabama and Georgia.

Ethics Commission Unveils Overhaul

The state’s ethics commission unveiled a plan Friday to overhaul the way it operates.

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