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Runoff For NE Ga. District Seat

Republican Chuck Williams and Democrat Dan Matthews will meet in a runoff for an open seat in the state House of Representatives.

Rep. Barrow Faces Prostate Cancer

A Georgia congressman says he'll undergo treatment for prostate cancer after being diagnosed at an early stage of the disease.

Senate Democrats Elect New Leaders

Senate Democrats are touting a unified, harmonious party after the election of two new leaders.

Judge Delays Immigration Ruling

A federal judge held off on ruling on a request by civil liberties groups to block Georgia's law cracking down on illegal immigration from taking effect until a legal challenge has been resolved.

Columbus Won't Hold Sunday Alcohol Vote This Year

The mayor of Columbus says a special election on Sunday alcohol sales is unlikely to happen in her city this year.

Hearing on Immigration Law Today

A federal judge could decide as early as today whether he will grant a temporary injunction of Georgia’s new immigration law.

Perdue: Immigration Law May Have Drawbacks

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said this week the state might face some unintended consequences with its new immigration law. Perdue told WXIA-TV he wanted Georgia to be known as a state that was friendly and welcoming to people.

Deal Favors Charter School Amendment

Gov. Nathan Deal says he will support a proposed state constitutional amendment that would permit a state commission to approve the formation of charter schools. Deal said Thursday in Savannah that the future of charter schools will be a major legislative issue next year.

Top Ethics Staffer Resigns

The top staffer of the state ethics commission is resigning after the panel voted to slash her salary.

GDOT Lowers Sales Tax Projections

The state Department of Transportation says less money than expected will come in from a proposed transportation sales tax. New projections are down about three percent. Last year, the state predicted the one-cent sales tax for transportation would yield about $1.54 billion in 2013.