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Ga. Lawmakers Not Pushing Arizona Style Immigration Law

House Speaker David Ralston told Georgia business leaders today that he will make sure any new state immigration legislation will not hurt Georgia’s economy. Business leaders worry about consequences of any new laws.

British Challenge Execution

Despite requests from the British government a scheduled execution will go ahead as planned tonight in Jackson after the Georgia Supreme Court rejected an appeal by a man convicted of murder.

Judge Upholds Gun Ban

A federal judge has upheld Georgia's law banning guns in churches and other places of worship. U.S. District Judge Ashley Royal on Monday dismissed a lawsuit that challenged the law.

Conversation With U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson

Johnny Isakson says if the month of December proved anything, Democrats and his fellow Republicans can work together and make progress in Congress.

Day-3 General Assembly Roundup

This could be the year the legislature will allow Sunday alcohol sales to go before voters. A group of state senators Monday introduced a bill that would allow alcohol to be sold after church on Sundays.

Troy Davis Appeals To Supreme Court

Lawyers for Georgia death row inmate Troy Anthony Davis have filed two appeals to the US Supreme Court. The legal team is challening recent rulings from federal courts in both Savannah and Atlanta.

Isakson: Congress Has Money For Port

US Senator Johnny Isakson says, federal money for expanding the port of Savannah isn't pork barrel spending but an investment in the future. The Georgia Republican made his comments to the Atlanta Press Club.

Sunday Alcohol Sales Could Pass

This could be the year the legislature will allow Sunday alcohol sales to go before voters. With Governor Perdue no longer in office, a veto threat is gone. A group of state senators introduced a bill that would allow alcohol to be sold after church on Sundays.

Speaker Defends Europe Trip

Georgia House Speaker, David Ralston today defended taking a trip to Europe paid for by a lobbyist . The $17,000 Thanksgiving trip that included family and staff members has come under scrutiny from ethics watchdog groups.

Grocery Tax Could Return

Lawmakers will consider reinstating the grocery tax this session. It’s perhaps the most controversial part of a broad plan to overhaul the tax code.

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