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Illegal Teens Allowed To Stay

Federal officials confirm that two teenagers who entered the country illegally as children and were facing deportation proceedings have been freed.

Senate Upholds Halt On Gas Tax Hike

The Senate has unanimously voted to keep in place a freeze on Georgia's gas tax. Senate lawmakers voted 50-0 to support the suspension, which took effect July 1.

Congressional Map Goes To Public

State lawmakers will hold a public hearing on a draft congressional map Wednesday near the state Capitol. The Republican-controlled state legislature unveiled the map Monday.

Deal Objects To Hall County Districts

Both chambers of the state legislature have approved new state house redistricting maps. But Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to take a second look at how the new map divides his home county.

New Macon Senator Starts Job

The Georgia Senate is welcoming Macon's former city council president as its newest member.

New Congressional District Unveiled

Georgia's newest congressional district will be based in the northeast corner of the state. The proposed congressional map unveiled by state lawmakers on Monday also redrew political boundaries for the 13 existing U.S. House districts.

Bill Limits Campaign War Chests

North Georgia U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall (R-Lawrenceville) wants to get rid of the campaign war chests many incumbents amass while in office.

Lawmakers Tackle Congressional Maps

With the state house and senate legislative district maps approved, lawmakers turn their attention to congressional district maps Monday.Their main task will be deciding where to put a new congressional district.

Ethics Commission Vice Chair Resigning

The vice chairman of the state ethics commission has resigned, saying he's considering a run for the state Senate. Josh Belinfante said Friday he submitted his resignation to Gov. Nathan Deal earlier this week.

Budget Writers Plan For Federal Cuts

As state lawmakers begin crafting the next budget, they are facing the prospect of deep cuts in federal dollars coming into the state.

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