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Proposed Transportation Tax Project List Coming

Voters will get a glimpse next week of what transportation projects a proposed sales tax could fund. State officials are expected to release lists of eligible projects for 12 regions on Wednesday.

Deal Raised $1.6 M For Inaugural, Transition

Gov. Nathan Deal raised more than $1.6 million for his inaugural celebrations and transition into office. Documents released Friday by the Deal inaugural committee show that the former congressman spent about $1.2 million of the money.

Court Ruling Won’t Affect GA Immigration Law Challenge

The Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers in the country illegally. But lawyers in Atlanta who are taking steps to file an injunction against a similar Georgia law say the ruling will not affect their plans.

Sunday Sales' Election Cost Vs. Return

Some cities and counties around the state are wrangling over putting the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in front of their voters. The main reason they may hold back this fall—is all about budget.

Who Will Pay for New Immigration Law?

A federal program might not cover the full costs of Georgia's new immigration law. When Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law this month, he said a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program called 287 g could help pick up the tab.

Deal, Two Former Govs To Help Gingrich Campaign

Newt Gingrich has tapped a trio of current and former Georgia governors to play key roles in his presidential bid.

Redistricting Meetings Tonight, Tomorrow in S.Ga.

State lawmakers will continue to seek public input this week on how to redraw the state's political boundaries. But people attending the redistricting meetings probably won't hear much from lawmakers.

Cain Enters Presidential Race

Presidential hopeful Herman Cain announced his formal candidacy Saturday in Atlanta. He’s the second Georgian who’s entered the race. Newt Gingrich officially entered the race last week. Cain, an Atlanta, native, made his announcement at a rally in Centennial Olympic Park.

No State Money For Lanier Study

There is no money in the state budget to study raising the level of Lake Lanier, says the Governor's office. Lawmakers wanted to use state money to urge the federal government to do the research.

NASCAR Train Rides To Promote Rail

Newly elected Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols think Georgians need a taste of train travel to convince them to support passenger rail in the state. So, the freshman PSC member is arranging public train rides to Georgia’s next NASCAR race in September.

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