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Harbor Project Enjoys Bipartisan Support

Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed are scheduled to be in Washington Wednesday. The bipartisan duo will be lobbying for more funds for the Savannah harbor deepening project. President Obama's most recent budget included a only small sliver of the $100 million dollars port officials want.

Athens Won't Vote On Sunday Alcohol Sales This Year

Voters in Athens won't have a chance to vote on Sunday sales of alcohol in stores until next year. Athens-Clarke commissioners say they are delaying a referendum on Sunday sales until the presidential primaries next year. The primary date has not been scheduled, but Georgia's usually is held in March.

Deal Joins ATL Mayor To Lobby For Ports Cash

Governor Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will be in Washington Wednesday to lobby for more funds to deepen Savannah's port. The bipartisan duo will meet with U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Proposed Transportation Tax Project List Coming

Voters will get a glimpse this week of what transportation projects a proposed sales tax could fund. State officials are expected to release lists of eligible projects for 12 regions on Wednesday.

Deal Raised $1.6 M For Inaugural, Transition

Gov. Nathan Deal raised more than $1.6 million for his inaugural celebrations and transition into office. Documents released Friday by the Deal inaugural committee show that the former congressman spent about $1.2 million of the money.

Court Ruling Won’t Affect GA Immigration Law Challenge

The Supreme Court has upheld an Arizona law that penalizes businesses for hiring workers in the country illegally. But lawyers in Atlanta who are taking steps to file an injunction against a similar Georgia law say the ruling will not affect their plans.

Sunday Sales' Election Cost Vs. Return

Some cities and counties around the state are wrangling over putting the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in front of their voters. The main reason they may hold back this fall—is all about budget.

Who Will Pay for New Immigration Law?

A federal program might not cover the full costs of Georgia's new immigration law. When Gov. Nathan Deal signed the bill into law this month, he said a U.S. Department of Homeland Security program called 287(g) could help pick up the tab.

Deal, Two Former Govs To Help Gingrich Campaign

Newt Gingrich has tapped a trio of current and former Georgia governors to play key roles in his presidential bid.

Redistricting Meetings Tonight, Tomorrow in S.Ga.

State lawmakers will continue to seek public input this week on how to redraw the state's political boundaries. But people attending the redistricting meetings probably won't hear much from lawmakers.

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