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Barrow Speaks Out On Redistricting

US Congressman John Barrow says, state lawmakers didn't have to redraw his district. The Savannah Democrat is criticizing the state's redistricting process after Republicans targeted him in maps approved Wednesday.

Redistricting Maps Bound For DC

The state Senate passed new congressional district maps Wednesday, the last major event of this year’s special legislative session. Gov. Nathan Deal will sign off on them and then submit them to the federal government for approval.

Congressional Map Nears Approval

Georgia legislators are wrapping up their work redrawing the state's political boundaries. Redistricting is expected to be completed on Wednesday as the state Senate votes on a new congressional map that adds a 14th district in northeast Georgia. The House has already approved the map.

Politics And Regional Transportation

Project wish lists for Georgia’s 12 transportation regions are almost complete. In 2012, voters will decide whether to pay a penny sales tax to fund the work.

A 'Perfect Storm' of Water Issues

As lawmakers wrap up a special session this week, one Senator is already thinking about the next legislative session in January, and the 'perfect storm' of issues facing Georgia, including dwindling water reserves, rising energy costs and aging infrastructure.

Congressional Map Moves To Senate

The Georgia Senate redistricting committee has approved proposed changes to congressional districts.

Obama Campaign Taps Georgia Operative

The man who orchestrated Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's campaign has been tapped to help President Barack Obama win the South in 2012.

Nationwide, Ports Wait For Funding

Ports from New York to Florida are scrambling for federal money to prepare for super-sized ships. States say, the funding is critical to grow the economy. But with federal spending tight, not all ports will get the money.

Qualifying Begins For Local Elections

Candidates statewide are qualifying this week for scores of city and county elections. Rome, Warner Robins and Gainesville are among the cities holding races. The Savannah elections so far haven't sparked much heat.

Calls Come for Independent Redistricting

The state legislature will wrap up the special redistricting session this week. Watchdog groups say the process has been somewhat more transparent this time. But the groups are still pushing for an independent redistricting commission.