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Congress votes to end government shutdown, head off default

October 16, 2013 | | Legislature 2008


State legislators beat the clock

ATLANTA -- The Georgia General Assembly ended its 2008 session Friday, giving final approval to the $21.2 billion state budget for fiscal year 2009.

April 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


Georgia legislature dives headfirst into last day

The Georgia General Assembly heads into its final day with a number of unresolved issues, including differences between the House and Senate over the $21.2 billion budget.

April 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


2008 General Assembly: Lawmakers OK $21.2 billion budget

10:50 p.m. State Rep. Ben Bridges, R-Cleveland, announced Friday night that he would not be a candidate for re-election to his House seat.

April 15, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


State Senate OKs credit freeze bill as Rep. Mills works on tax cut compromise

The state Senate has passed its version of a credit freeze bill that would allow consumers who are victims of identity theft to "freeze" access to their credit records.

April 12, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


Gainesville State College funds back in budget

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Senate unanimously approved a $21.4 billion state budget Friday that restores $2.4 million in design funds for a new academic building at Gainesville State College.

April 09, 2008 | By Staff, Wire Reports | Legislature 2008


Tax, budget issues dominate General Assembly

The Georgia General Assembly goes back to work today with just six days left in their 40-day session.

April 07, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


Bill presented in legislature to add State Court judge in Hall

A bill that would add a third judgeship for the State Court of Hall County was presented Thursday in the Georgia General Assembly.

April 01, 2008 | From staff reports | Legislature 2008


Cagle, Republican senators unveil plan to cut state income taxes 10 percent

Members of both houses of the General Assembly agree on one thing: They want to give voters an election year gift in the form of tax relief.

March 30, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


Perdue lambastes tax cut plans, says Georgia can’t afford them

There's a major difference of opinion under the Gold Dome of Georgia's state Capitol.

March 30, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


House fuses Regional Development Centers

A bill passed Monday by the Georgia House of Representatives would consolidate the Georgia Mountains Regional Development Center and 15 other RDCs in the state into 12 regional commissions.

March 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


Cagle blasts Senate over added amendments

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle has earned a reputation for his calm demeanor. But some unexpected maneuvering on a bill regulating red light cameras had the lieutenant governor seeing red.

Senators tabled the measure, but not before the Chestnut Mountain Republican scolded them for trying to clutter it up with a stack of "Mickey Mouse-type amendments."

March 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


Perdue slashes budget estimates by $310 million

Facing sagging state revenues, Gov. Sonny Perdue has begun slashing millions of dollars from state spending proposals for the current and upcoming fiscal years.

March 22, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


Perdue calls for millions in state budget cuts

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue said Monday the state's flagging economy is making it necesssary to cut millions of dollars from the budget.

March 21, 2008 | The Associated Press | Legislature 2008


The power of persuasion

Former Georgia Gov. Roy Barnes once admonished the General Assembly to beware of lobbyists in the halls of the Capitol "with their eel-skinned briefcases and alligator shoes."

March 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2008


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