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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

Redistricting plan wins key committee approval

ATLANTA - A newly designed map for state legislative districts in Hall County easily passed a key committee Tuesday, a promising decision for those wishing to reduce the dilution of the county's power in the state House.

January 31, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government

Private phones used for public business in governor's office

Gov. Nathan Deal spent thousands of dollars in campaign funds last year on cellphone service for his staff.

January 21, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government

State close to luring large business, Deal says

Gov. Nathan Deal says Georgia is very close to a deal that could bring the "largest new business opportunity for the state" since Korean automaker Kia decided to build its Optima brand in West Point.

January 13, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government

Deal considers uncollected tax on Internet sales

Gov. Nathan Deal isn't sure how lawmakers might make up some $140 million in lost revenue if they follow through on his proposal to eliminate a state sales tax charged to manufacturers on their energy use.

January 13, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government

Deal wants to increase state's spending

Gov. Nathan Deal's budget for the coming fiscal year plans for both revenue growth and new spending.

January 11, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government

Legislators talk HOPE, economic development on 1st day

Education issues are already setting the tone in a day-old session for Georgia's General Assembly.

January 10, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government

After 1st year, Deal poised to make economy his priority

The first thing a legislator like Cuthbert Republican Gerald Greene notices about a new governor is how he interacts with the General Assembly.

January 09, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government

Georgians want lawmakers to focus on jobs

When Georgia legislators return to Atlanta this week for the start of the 2012 legislative session, voters overwhelmingly want them to focus on jobs and economic development. Nothing else comes close.

January 07, 2012 | Ashley Fielding | State government

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January 07, 2012 | | State government

Lawmakers seek to jump-start economy

Georgia's legislative leaders seem to have all eyes on making the environment conducive to growing jobs in Georgia.

January 07, 2012 | BY ASHLEY FIELDING AND AARON HALE, | State government

Rogers wins House District 10; runoff set for Senate District 50

Former Rep. Rick Austin and John Wilkinson face each other a Dec. 6 runoff for Senate District 50.

November 09, 2011 | Patrick Stoker | State government

Report: Casinos could produce $1 billion a year

Stacey Dickson sounds a little surprised if you ask her how the leaders of the Lake Lanier Convention and Visitors Bureau feel the area's tourism could be impacted by casinos.

October 28, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | State government

Deal appoints Hall warden to state board

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Friday that he has appointed Hall County Warden Avery Niles to the state Board of Juvenile Justice. The appointment is for a five-year term.

October 14, 2011 | From staff reports | State government

Ga. seeks quick federal approval of new maps

ATLANTA - Georgia legislators took the first step toward redrawing the state's legislative and congressional district boundaries in an August special session.

October 06, 2011 | | State government

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