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Savannah Tourism Leaders Say Transportation Bill's Hotel Tax Could Harm Industry

Leaders of Savannah’s tourism industry say a provision in a transportation bill approved by Georgia lawmakers late Tuesday could threaten local businesses across the state. The $900 million bill creates a new $5 nightly hotel-motel tax to help pay for the state’s roads and bridges.

Indiana Law: Sorting Fact From Fiction From Politics

The culture wars are always percolating beneath the surface in presidential politics until something or someone pushes them to the surface.
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Lawmakers Pass Budget, Transportation Bill

Georgia lawmakers have approved a $40 billion state spending plan for the next year, giving raises to the state's top judges and pushing $103 million in costs for some part-time school employees' health insurance to local districts.

Arkansas Governor Asks Lawmakers For Changes To 'Religious Freedom' Bill

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Ga. Senate Clears Way For Continued Operation Of Uber, Lyft

Uber and other ride sharing companies may have passed their last legislative roadblock with the passage of a Georgia Senate bill mandating insurance minimums for drivers and the firms they drive for.
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State House Backs Charge On Strip Clubs To Fight Trafficking

The Georgia House has approved a constitutional amendment charging strip clubs to provide services for victims of child sexual abuse.

Protestors Gather At Capitol Against Religious Freedom Bill

Groups that oppose the controversial religious freedom bill held a rally near the state Capitol Tuesday.
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Senate OKs Bill Guaranteeing Autism Insurance For Children

The Georgia Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill requiring insurers to offer $30,000 of insurance coverage for treating autism in children.
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Governors Met About Water Dispute

The governors of Georgia and Alabama quietly met in March to discuss their long-running water dispute.
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Religious Liberty Bill In Jeopardy After Panel Cancels Review Meeting

The future of Georgia’s “religious liberty” bill looks increasingly in doubt, as lawmakers wrap their 2015 session. The House Judiciary Committee expected to take up the bill has decided not to meet.

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