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  • Snow, sleet, ice threat raised in several areas of the South

    Forecasters warned that a winter mix of ice, sleet and snow would spread Monday around several Southern states, making driving hazardous well into the northern reaches of Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi. Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal issued a State of...
  • Estimate: Higher tobacco tax in Georgia could raise $585M

    Georgia could raise an extra $585 million by increasing its tobacco taxes, according an analysis by Georgia State University that comes as state leaders seek ways to pay for transportation projects. Researchers at Georgia State University predict that...
  • Deal proposes broad powers to take over failing schools; many are in Atlanta and DeKalb County

    Gov. Nathan Deal wants lawmakers to create a state-run district to take over failing schools, overseen by an appointed superintendent with broad new powers over those institutions. That's according to a copy of the bill and constitutional amendment...
  • Medical cannabis bill gets law enforcement pushback

    ATLANTA -- Law enforcement wants to narrow a Macon lawmaker's medical marijuana proposal, but the chairman of the first state House of Representatives panel to hear it said the benefits seem to outweigh the risks. In a packed hearing room Tuesday at...
  • Georgia House committee debates whether cannabis oil should be used for medical purposes

    Debate has opened on a bill that would legalize the use of cannabis oil for cancer, seizure disorders and other chronic illnesses. A House committee discussed the bill on Tuesday. Sponsoring Rep. Allen Peake of Macon says the measure would ease the...
  • GOP pursues state legislation limiting gay rights ahead of Supreme Court ruling

    A Texas lawmaker would strip the salaries from government officials who honor same-sex marriage licenses. Other states would protect government officials who opt out of performing gay nuptials. In Georgia, where lawmakers are considering a bill that...
  • U.S. appeals court voids Florida welfare drug testing law

    U.S. appeals court voids Florida welfare drug testing law
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday said a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo mandatory drug testing is unconstitutional, a decision that could affect efforts to enforce similar laws in other states. The 11th U.S. Circuit...
  • Court strikes down drug testing for Florida welfare recipients

    Court strikes down drug testing for Florida welfare recipients
    A federal appeals court on Wednesday said a Florida law requiring applicants for welfare benefits to undergo drug testing is unconstitutional, a decision that could affect efforts to enforce similar laws in other states. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of...
  • Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats

    Latinos, angry with Obama, may sit out midterm vote, hurting Democrats
    Leaving church on a recent Sunday, Jose Trujillo paused to consider the upcoming midterm election and two of the hottest Senate and gubernatorial races in the country, blazing away right here in Georgia. Trujillo hasn't paid much attention to either...
  • Georgia Just Peachy for Film Production Incentives

    Thanks largely to incentives, the state of Georgia has grown into the third-busiest production hub in the U.S., having hosted 158 productions for film and television at the close of its fiscal year in June. Eligible projects include features, television,...
  • GOP candidates court Georgia voters in today's Senate runoff

    There's a saying in Georgia that voters tend to date the rebel but marry the banker, and that may be the outcome of Tuesday's hard-fought GOP primary runoff for an open Senate seat in the Peach State. Jack Kingston, the affable 11-term congressman,...