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Law To Open More Health Plans

A new law will let health insurance plans sold in other states be available to Georgians. The intent is to broaden the market and give people more choices, but critics say it leaves the consumer vulnerable.

Chambliss Says Gang Of Six In No Hurry

As Congress debates raising the debt ceiling a bipartisan group of Senators, including Georgia’s Saxby Chambliss, continue to work on long-term solutions. Chambliss says the so-called Gang of Six is not in a hurry.

Sue Everhart Elected Again As State Republican Party Chair

Following a bitter race, Sue Everhart has been re-elected to a third term as the Chair of the Georgia Republican Party. Her victory comes despite the fact that Governor Nathan Deal supported her challenger Tricia Pridemore. Pridemore was a volunteer in Deal's campaign.

Newt Gingrich Adresses Georgia GOP Convention

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich traveled to Georgia to drum up support from his campaign. Gingrich was among friends at the State Republican Convention in Macon on Frday night. The Former Congressman and House Speaker served ten terms in office while living in the Peach State.

Gingrich: 2012 Election Biggest Since 1860

Republican Newt Gingrich told a Georgia audience on Friday evening that the 2012 presidential election is the most consequential since the 1860 race that elected Abraham Lincoln to the White House and was soon followed by the Civil War.

A New Direction for Georgia Democrats

The state Republican Party is gathering today and tomorrow in Macon for its bi-annual conference. The G-O-P has been gaining ground over state Democrats for a decade. But the party that once dominated Georgia politics is looking to take back the reins.

Report Promotes Nuclear Waste Repository

A new report asks Congress to revive plans for a site to house thousands of tons of nuclear waste. Officials with the Government Accountability Office say the U.S. Department of Energy acted too quickly when it shut down the Yucca Mountain waste repository near Las Vegas.

Deal Signs Immigation Crackdown

Governor Nathan Deal has signed the state’s controversial immigration bill. The bill is similar to an Arizona statute targeting illegal immigrants that's under constitutional review.

Utilities Can Give To Politicians

Utilities will be allowed to contribute to political campaigns under a new law the governor signed yesterday. Watchdog groups are concerned the law poses a conflict of interest. William Perry with Common Cause says the law is unethical.

Lawyers Prepare To Block Immigration Bill

Governor Nathan Deal is expected to sign the state’s immigration bill this week. But immigration lawyers are already gearing up to sue to stop the law.

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