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Senate Judiciary Committe to Vote on Amy Totenberg

This week The Senate Judiciary committee has again scheduled a vote for Amy Totenberg. She was nominated by President Obama for the Federal Court in Atlanta. A vote on her nomination was scheduled earlier this month, but then postponed.

Runoff Polls Open Tuesday

Polls will re-open Tuesday for runoff elections in Georgia. And candidates in various state and local races will all have the same challenge—trying to draw likely voters back to their precincts.

Fraudsters Target Absentee Ballots

Two women in coastal Georgia’s McIntosh County have turned themselves in to police on charges of voter fraud.

Court Upholds Right To Interpreter

The Georgia Supreme Court has ruled that a person with little English skills has a right to an interpreter at trial. The decision came in the case of a native Mandarin speaker.

Runoff Races Include State Supreme Court

Polls across Georgia will re-open on Tuesday, November 30th for ballots to be cast in runoff elections. Various local and regional races will be decided, as will a pair of statewide races on every ballot. One of those is for a seat on the state’s Supreme Court.

Two More State Reps. Jump To GOP

Republicans in the Georgia House have expanded their majority, adding two south Georgia Democrats to their ranks.

Will Earmark Pledges Hurt Habor Deepening?

Federal funds for the state's biggest economic development project become more uncertain now that Congressional earmarks are again under political pressure. Savannah harbor deepening will cost more than $500 million.

New Law Needs Fix

When state lawmakers return to the capitol in January, they will need to fix a law in order to validate an amendment approved by voters. They say an oversight could cause confusion.

Two More State Dems Consider Party Switch

Two more Democrats in the state House are considering switching parties. Valdosta-area state House members Ellis Black and Amy Carter reportedly are weighing a switch to the GOP following this month's Republican tide.

Isakson, Chambliss Vote To Stop Earmarks

U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson voted in favor of a two-year moratorium on pork barrel earmarks, joining with fellow Republicans in an effort to halt a popular political practice they've both used to funnel money to projects in Georgia.

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