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Radiation Tests Need Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy already monitors radiation levels in the water, soil and air surrounding its facility at Savannah River Site. A grant from the agency would help bring back an independent monitoring program administered by Georgia’s Department of Natural Resources.

Tax Glitch Wreaks Havoc

The state is blaming a computer glitch for overpaying hundreds of thousands of dollars in tax returns. Thousands of bank accounts were affected after the department of revenue tried to fix the problem.

Tougher Immigration Bill In Works

State lawmakers have finished crafting a new bill intended to crack down on illegal immigration. Peachtree City Republican Representative Matt Ramsey says the bill expands local law enforcement’s ability to check the citizenship of those suspected of a crime.

Gov. Deal Speaks on Tri State Water Dispute

Governor Nathan Deal has to deal with a 2012 deadline set by a federal judge to solve the tri state water dispute. The Governor spoke at the annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

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.