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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Deal comments on Trump’s desire to increase port funding

Gov. Nathan Deal Monday released the following statement on the $49 million included in President Trump’s budget for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP): “I...

Lawmakers seek firmer stance against drilling off Georgia

While the governor sticks to cautious, measured responses to President Donald Trump’s proposal to expand oil drilling into waters off Georgia and its coastal neighbors, a bipartisan group of lawmakers wants the Georgia legislature to formally denounce the energy plan as a threat to tourism and fishing.

Passionate testimony heard over Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill

Emotion testimony on another adoption bill, some say it promotes discrimination others say it protects religious liberty.

Georgia Lawmakers to Increase High-Speed Rural Internet Access

Georgia lawmakers look to take steps to improve accessible, high-speed broadband connectivity across Georgia’s rural communities.

Deal: January tax revenues up 16.7 percent

State tax revenues up by 16.7% for January

Passionate testimony heard over ‘religious liberty’ bill

A Senate subcommittee heard gripping public statements on Thursday from both advocates and opponents of a “religious liberties” proposal aimed at adoption agencies.

Georgia senators want ‘Runaway Negro Creek’ renamed

A group of Georgia lawmakers is calling on the federal government to change the name of a small body of water known as Runaway Negro Creek.

Georgia Senate backs opioid and health care proposals

A proposal to create an opioid study committee and crack down on scammers who prey on addicts has sailed through the Georgia Senate.

Gov. Deal opens door to curtailing tax windfall

Georgians could end up paying $3.6 billion more in state taxes over the next five years because of the overhaul from Congress.

Sotomayor urges Georgia citizens to be active in lawmaking process

“Laws are made by people. They’re made by people for themselves,” she said. “The people who promote laws are the people who believe that this law will further what they think is in their better interest.”
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