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Immigration Law Impact Spreads

Georgia’s new crackdown on illegal immigration has been law since July 1. Farmers say it’s scaring away both documented and undocumented workers. And now other sectors are beginning to feel the pinch. Some businesses say without these workers, they can’t get the job done.

Water War In Court Friday

Lawyers will update a federal judge on the status of negotiations in a water dispute between Alabama and Georgia.

Ethics Commission Unveils Overhaul

The state’s ethics commission unveiled a plan Friday to overhaul the way it operates.

Ethics Chair Won't Resign

The chairman of Georgia's ethics commission says he won't resign. A complaint was filed alleging Patrick Millsaps is illegally serving on the commission, citing state law which says that members of the panel may not serve more than one complete term.

AG Wants to Overhaul Sunshine Law

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens wants a revamped state Sunshine law that would stiffen penalties and increase enforcement. He spoke Thursday at the Atlanta Press Club about changes he has proposed.

Counties Weigh Water Project Options

Georgia cities and counties could have a harder time finding money to build big water and sewer projects. Declining tax revenues are only part of the problem. Property tax digests are falling, leaving counties in a budget lurch.

FAA Shutdown Stymies Planning

Congress’s failure to extend the Federal Aviation Administration’s funding has blocked some airport projects. And the lack of a long-term funding agreement for the FAA is limiting airport directors’ ability to plan.

Ga. Delegation Divided On Debt Debate

Georgia’s Congressional delegation appears divided on whether to vote for the debt resolution plan being re-worked in the U.S. House.

What To Do With Nuclear Waste?

A federal panel today released findings that could affect the storage of spent nuclear fuel at the Savannah River Site near Augusta.

Governor Deal Watching Washington

As lawmakers in Washington continue to negotiate over the federal budget, Governor Nathan Deal has ordered his staff to come up with a plan in the event of deep spending cuts. Many federal dollars are at stake for Georgia.