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Flood of bills fills Georgia's Crossover Day

It was the beginning of the end of the 2012 legislative session.

March 07, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


State House passes budget

Georgia lawmakers are breaking for lunch following the passage of a new spending plan for the state.

March 07, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


Senate OKs bill to bar illegal immigrants from colleges

Georgia senators have given a pass to a bill that aims to keep illegal immigrants out of Georgia's public colleges, despite protests that Gov. Nathan Deal and House leadership did not want to deal with the issue this year.

March 05, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


Colleges cramming for big test

Georgia colleges and universities have been asked to do more - a quarter of a million more.

March 04, 2012 | Lee Johnson | State government


Deal signs new state House map for Hall County

A new configuration of state House districts in Hall County made a swift move out of the Capitol on Thursday, earning the approval of both the Senate and Gov. Nathan Deal.

February 23, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


Gainesville voters may choose mayor by 2013

More than two years after city residents voted to have a specially elected mayor, it might become reality.

February 20, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


Georgia Right to Grow Act stalls in House

A bill that seeks to ensure Georgians' freedom to grow their own food seems to have stalled.

February 20, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


Governor offers compromise on disability services

ATLANTA - Addressing a crowd that largely stood in opposition of one of his proposals to reorganize disability services in the state, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal offered a compromise Thursday.

February 16, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


Subcommittee tables bill on liquor votes

ATLANTA - A bill that would give local governments the power to call for a vote on packaged liquor sales has stalled in a state House subcommittee.

February 16, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


Senate panel OKs new House districts for Hall

ATLANTA - A redesign of state House districts in Hall County awaits the approval of the state Senate after a Senate committee in charge of Georgia's voting districts gave an initial OK Wednesday.

February 15, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


Bill offers easier path to liquor votes

ATLANTA - State Rep. Amos Amerson will defend a bill in a House subcommittee today that would give local governments the power to call for a referendum on liquor sales.

February 15, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


Divided district may cut Hall out of House seat

It's possible Hall County could elect its own representative in a proposed new state House of Representatives district.

February 11, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


New House map restores 4 seats in Hall County

Friday's debate over a new map for House districts in Hall County reopened the wounds of last summer's redistricting session.

February 03, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


State budget sails through House

Georgia lawmakers unanimously passed an amended spending plan Friday that will guide state agencies' spending through June.

February 03, 2012 | From wire reports | State government


Bill to bar illegal immigrants from colleges remains on hold

ATLANTA - Discussion on a bill that might keep illegal immigrants from attending Georgia's colleges has been put off, for now.

January 31, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government


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