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GOP leader proposes property tax reform

ATLANTA - A top Republican in the state Senate has proposed a wide-ranging overhaul of property taxes in Georgia.

February 01, 2010 | The Associated Press | Georgia Legislature


Area law agencies in line with profiling bill

Officials with Hall County's two biggest law enforcement agencies say they already have measures in place to prevent the racial profiling that a recently introduced state Senate bill addresses.

January 29, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Georgia Legislature


Furloughs hit state lawmakers

The two most powerful men in Georgia's legislature announced Tuesday that state legislators will join other state employees and educators who will lose days of pay for the next six months.

January 26, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature


Local woman, representative push texting while driving ban

Sallie Sorohan is painfully aware of how dangerous texting while driving can be.

January 20, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Georgia Legislature


State budget hearings will begin today

Today, state lawmakers will begin shaping a state spending plan that matches projections for the state's shrinking revenues.

January 18, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature


Collins takes key role on state House appropriations committee

State Rep. Doug Collins has been named as the secretary of the state House of Representatives' appropriations' committee.

January 16, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature


More worker furloughs in Perdue budget

Gov. Sonny Perdue released a spending plan Friday that will mean more furlough days for teachers and other state employees and proposes to cut entire programs to make up for lagging revenues.

January 16, 2010 | BY ASHLEY FIELDING and JESSICA JORDAN | Georgia Legislature


Local educators wary of proposed payment plan

Local educators say they cautiously support Gov. Sonny Perdue's proposal to pay teachers based on student performance rather than teachers' levels of education.

January 13, 2010 | Jessica Jordan | Georgia Legislature


Perdue warns lawmakers of hard calls ahead

In his final State of the State address, Gov. Sonny Perdue urged state lawmakers to make painful cuts to the state budget now so that tomorrow's Georgia may prosper.

January 13, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature


Cagle continues push for tax cuts

In a tough budget year when lawmakers are hard-pressed to find fat to trim from the state's finances, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said he'll continue to push for tax cuts.

January 13, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Georgia Legislature


Ralston takes the gavel

As one of his first orders of business Monday, newly elected Speaker of the State House of Representatives David Ralston extended an offer to work with House Democrats.

January 11, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature


State leaders put North Ga. in seat of power

When David Ralston is confirmed as Georgia's 72nd speaker of the state House of Representatives this morning, so will North Georgia's growing political presence in the state.

January 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature


Gold Dome 2010: Cleaning up the Capitol

Former Georgia Speaker Glenn Richardson's legacy likely will be the reform that follows his scandal-soaked resignation - reform that Richardson may have never let happen.

January 10, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature


Gun laws have some up in arms

Potential changes to the state's gun laws have many wondering what would happen locally if the legislature votes to allow concealed weapons into more public places.

December 31, 2009 | Melissa Weinman | Georgia Legislature


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