Transportation bill was on the line
The state budget will include scholarship money for minority students as a concession to Senate Democrats for supporting the GOP-initiated transportation bill.
Question of "illegal" goes straight to heart of gun control debate
"Once again, a police officer has been killed with an illegal gun from Georgia – a state that last year did the NRA’s bidding and weakened its already lax gun laws."
State law gave arrest options
"A sitting sheriff cannot be charged except by a warrant issued by a Superior Court judge."
Projections have not come to pass
The United States is "about to have the smallest Army since before WWII, the smallest Navy since WWI and the smallest Air Force ever."
Deal could close within days, weeks
Tyler Perry’s plan to turn a majority of the former Fort McPherson into a film and television studio is expected "to add over 8,000 new jobs to Atlanta."
Stat doesn't include volume of animals Delta flies
Delta has had the most animal deaths among U.S. carriers in the past five years
Put down the phone when you read this
Distracted driving such as texting behind the wheel is behind a rise in traffic deaths on Georgia roadways this year.
A fine line between taxes and fees
The recently passed transportation funding bill is a billion-dollar tax increase for Georgians.
President wants Cuba off list of state sponsors of terrorism
The Castro regime ‘violated international norms’ by secretly shipping weapons to North Korea in violation of a U.N. embargo.
Viral video overlooks key context in wage gap
Women make only 78 percent of what men make for the same job.
Constitution puts court under unique pressure
Georgia has had the nation’s busiest Court of Appeals for a decade or more.
Hotels could absorb cost
A $5-a-night hotel/motel tax that’s part of the transportation bill will hurt Georgia’s convention business by adding extra costs for large groups coming to the state.
Austerity cuts have existed since 2003
This year’s state budget and my spending proposal for Fiscal Year 2016 represent an infusion of more than $1 billion in additional money for K-12 education.
A day is not a day in the General Assembly
The Georgia Legislature’s last day of session ends at midnight.
House took charge of boundaries after advocates failed to reach deal
Lawmakers were paid for their off-season efforts to, for the first time, take the lead in drawing borders for two would-be cities.
Beer is big business
By allowing brewpubs to sell beer, Georgia could become like Mexico with only a couple of manufacturers controlling all aspects of market.
Most people shift buying but don't spend more
People buy more items during Georgia’s sales-tax holidays, boosting economic activity.
Transportation bill funding on line
Georgia has one of the nation’s highest jet fuel taxes.
Projections show debt gradually rising
Under current conditions, by 2023, the interest payments on the national debt will be $722 billion, larger than the projected defense spending of $696 billion.
Dollar's College Park church claims 30,000 members
Creflo Dollar needed a $65 million Gulfstream G650 to carry thousands of pounds of food and other supplies -- as well as the Word of God -- worldwide.
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