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Reapportionment Maps Released

Today lawmakers released maps detailing proposed changes to Georgia’s legislative districts. On Monday the legislature will meet in a special session to finalize the maps.

Gas Tax On Special Session Agenda

Gov. Nathan Deal wants legislators to ratify his decision to temporarily suspend state gas tax increases. It would be part of the special session.

Augusta Doctors Sue Medicare

A group of primary care doctors in Augusta has filed a federal lawsuit against the agencies that oversee Medicare. The suit argues that the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services is using an illegal system to decide Medicare payments to doctors.

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.