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Supporters of religious exemption bill say debate isn’t over

ATLANTA - Conservative groups accused Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal of turning his back on people of faith by vetoing a "religious freedom" bill and vowed Tuesday to keep up the fight for years to come.

March 29, 2016 | Associated Press | Georgia Legislature


Bill allowing cancer patients more access to drugs clears Senate

A bill inspired by former President Jimmy Carter's treatment for cancer cleared the Senate and is headed to the governor's desk.

March 15, 2016 | | Georgia Legislature


ABLE Act clears Senate, would allow tax-free account to help disabled with expenses

People with disabilities could set up a tax-free account to cover expenses under a bill that has cleared the Senate.

March 15, 2016 | Associated Press | Georgia Legislature


State senators propose requiring doctors to report number of abortions they perform

All Georgia doctors performing abortions would have to report the number of procedures they do each year to the state under a bill passed by the Senate.

March 15, 2016 | Associated Press | Georgia Legislature


Gov. Nathan Deal asks for fixes to campus carry bill

Days after Georgia lawmakers approved a bill lifting a weapons ban on the state's public college campuses, Republican Gov. Nathan Deal called Monday for the General Assembly to address opponents' concerns.

March 14, 2016 | Associated Press | Georgia Legislature


Medical marijuana bill stalls in state Senate

A bill to expand the diseases eligible for medical marijuana in Georgia has stalled in the Senate with four days remaining in the legislative session.

March 14, 2016 | Associated Press | Georgia Legislature


Democrat Carter, grandson of ex-president, to run for governor

November 07, 2013 | | Georgia Legislature


TSA agent killed, 2 others wounded in LA airport shooting

November 01, 2013 | | Georgia Legislature


Medicare chief apologizes for Obamacare problems

October 29, 2013 | | Georgia Legislature


US captures al-Qaida leader in 1 of 2 African raids

October 06, 2013 | | Georgia Legislature


House votes to delay Obamacare, avoid shutdown

September 29, 2013 | | Georgia Legislature


HOPE overhaul bill gets final OK from legislature

An overhaul of the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship is headed to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Georgia Legislature


Miller pleased with Senate committee assignments

He may be one of the new kids on the block, but state Sen. Butch Miller said he has received prime committee assignments.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Georgia Legislature


Gainesville won’t get an elected mayor just yet

As state lawmakers head under the Gold Dome for the final day of this year's legislative session, there won't be one peep about changing Gainesville's charter.

April 28, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature


Area officials applaud transportation bill

With an estimated $170 million in needed road improvements, Hall County stands to gain from a transportation bill passed last week by the Georgia General Assembly.

April 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Georgia Legislature


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