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Obama To Scott Walker: 'Bone Up On Foreign Policy'

This post was updated at 10:30 a.m. E.T. Anyone who thinks President Obama will shy away from presidential politics in 2016, think again.
Money

March Tax Revenues Up 9 Percent From 2014

Officials say Georgia collected $1.43 billion in net taxes during the month of March. That's a 9 percent increase from the same month in 2014.
Money

Gov. Deal: March Tax Revenues Up 9 Percent From 2014

Officials say Georgia collected $1.43 billion in net taxes during the month of March. That's a 9 percent increase from the same month in 2014.

Obama: 'Misjudgment' To Make Iran Deal Contingent On Recognizing Israel

President Obama says it would be a "fundamental misjudgment" to condition a nuclear deal with Iran on the country's recognition of Israel. Obama made the comments Monday during an interview with Morning Edition's Steve Inskeep.
LaVista Rd. Tucker sign

Voters To Decide Whether To Create Two New Georgia Cities

Voters will decide in November whether to create two new Georgia cities in DeKalb County, just northeast of Atlanta.
Roadwork in Augusta

Georgia Budget To Fund Range Of Construction Projects

The budget approved by Georgia lawmakers is expected to bring a wave of new construction to the state, which means big business for contractors, road-builders and companies that supply equipment to government and school facilities.
Willie Lovett

Feds Want Quarter Of Former Savannah Chief's $130K Pension

If Savannah's former police chief gets to collect a $130,000-a-year pension while serving time in prison, then federal prosecutors want to seize a healthy cut.
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Georgia Elections Director Resigns Over 'Technical Error'

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp says the state's election director has resigned at his request.
Speaker Ralston

Ga. Lawmakers Pass Dozens Of Bills On Last Day Of Session

Georgia lawmakers have adjourned the 2015 legislative session after passing dozens of bills. Lawmakers worked until their midnight deadline Thursday, and have sent the measures to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature.

Could Chris Christie Appoint Himself To The U.S. Senate? Yes, He Can

Thought exercise: What if the indictment of Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez ... could once again potentially place an appointment of a U.S. senator in the hands of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie?

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