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Carter Says Cold Cut Short Guyana Trip

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has made his first public appearance since cutting short an election observation visit in Guyana.

Gov. Deal Signs Bill Legalizing Firework Sales In Ga.

The Georgia sky may be a lot brighter this Fourth of July because Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill legalizing fireworks sales in Georgia.

Ted Cruz Named Keynote Speaker For State GOP Convention

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is slated to be the keynote speaker for a dinner at the Georgia Republican Party's state convention this month. Also confirmed for the two day event – presidential candidate Marco Rubio and potential candidate Chris Christie.

Governor Signs Bill To Crack Down On Child Sex Trafficking

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed legislation aimed at cracking down on the sexual exploitation of children. Deal on Tuesday signed Sen. Renee Unterman's Senate Resolution 7, which sets up a proposed constitutional amendment to be on the statewide ballot in November 2016.

How Transparent Will Death Row Clemency Be?

Georgia has just passed into law rules that dramatically increase transparency into last ditch efforts by inmates on death row to save their own lives. Or maybe it hasn’t.

$900 Million Transportation Funding Bill Is Now Law

State officials hope to start work on a massive backlog of road and bridge projects, now that Governor Nathan Deal has signed a transportation funding bill. The measure is supposed to raise $900 million a year in new revenue.

Houses Passes GOP Budget Championed By GA Congressman

The US House has adopted a compromise Republican budget, championed by Georgia Congressman Tom Price. He’s chairman of the House Budget Committee. The proposal repeals the Affordable Care Act, while giving the Pentagon a seven percent boost in funding.

Ethics Commission Finally Gets A New Chief

State officials have chosen a new leader for the troubled Georgia Ethics Commission. Stefan Ritter, a Senior Assistant Attorney General, was selected Tuesday from four finalists for the executive secretary position.

Ethics Commission Finally Gets A New Chief

State officials have chosen a new leader for the troubled Georgia Ethics Commission. Stefan Ritter, a Senior Assistant Attorney General, was selected Tuesday from four finalists for the executive secretary position.

Supreme Court Hears Gay Marriage Case; What's At Stake For Georgia?

Next week the U.S. Supreme Court will take up one of the most important cases they've heard in decades: gay marriage. Most experts believe the court will say gays and lesbians have the right to marry.

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