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Gov. Deal OK's New Evidence Code

Georgia’s evidence code is getting a rewrite. The governor signed a bill Tuesday that updates how and what evidence can be introduced in court.

Gov. Signs Reservoir Bill

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation that paves the way for public-private partnerships to build reservoirs and other water infrastructure projects. Deal signed the legislation Monday at the Georgia Chamber of Commerce at Cobb Galleria.

Isakson: Bin Laden Killing Sends 'Signal'

Reaction to the death of Osama Bin Laden is coming in from Georgia lawmakers. U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson says the years long effort and success in getting Bin Laden should show the world the resolve of the U.S.

Details Emerge About Killing Of Bin Laden

The U.S. was prepared to take Osama bin Laden alive during a raid on a compound north of Islamabad, a top administration official said Monday as President Obama declared it "a good day for America."

Heavy Bill-Signing Schedule for Deal This Week

Gov. Nathan Deal will sign at least one bill every day this week, making stops in Milledgeville, Augusta and Tifton to do so. He is steadily addressing the nearly 300 bills the legislature passed this year, and soon he'll have to act on the session’s most important legislation.

Osama Bin Laden Killed In U.S. Firefight

Osama bin Laden, mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, has been killed by U.S. forces in what is being described as a surgical strike at a compound in northern Pakistan, ending one of the longest and costliest manhunts in history.

Georgia Gets Federal Disaster Aid

Gov. Nathan Deal announced today that President Obama approved a federal disaster declaration for 16 counties devastated by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and associated flooding on April 27-28. The storms killed 15 people and hundreds of homes and businesses were damaged.

Special Election For Huckaby's Seat

Gov. Nathan Deal has set a June 21 special election to replace state Rep. Hank Huckaby. The Republican resigned his seat when he became the lone finalist to take over as chancellor of the University System of Georgia.

Deal Signs Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill paving the way for communities to approve Sunday alcohol sales at stores. Deal signed the legislation Thursday morning before heading to north Georgia to survey severe storm damage.

Deal: No Plans to Waive Gas Tax Hike

The state gas tax will go up Sunday unless Gov. Nathan Deal waives the increase. Deal says he knows high gas prices are causing hardships but has no plans to freeze it.

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