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No State Money For Lanier Study

There is no money in the state budget to study raising the level of Lake Lanier, says the Governor's office. Lawmakers wanted to use state money to urge the federal government to do the research.

NASCAR Train Rides To Promote Rail

Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols thinks Georgians need to ride on trains to understand the benefits of passenger rail. So, the freshmen PSC member is arranging public train rides to one of the state’s biggest sporting events.

Watchdogs Warn of Gerrymandering

Government watchdogs are urging lawmakers not to draw legislative maps solely to create safe seats for sitting legislators. Their comments come as redistricting meetings continue across the state.

Augustans Fret Over Redistricting Transparency

Many Augusta residents are worried about a lack of transparency in the redistricting process. In Augusta state lawmakers tasked with redrawing political districts heard concerns from voters.

Deal Signs Budget, Vetoes 9 Bills

Governor Nathan Deal has signed an $18.3 billion budget that increases health insurance premiums for state employees and slashes funding for Georgia's college system.

Lawmakers Visit Halls Of Fame

The newly-formed oversight committee comes to Macon for a tour. The group will report to the governor but has no say on whether the Music Hall of Fame will stay in Macon. Music Hall of Fame scheduled to close at the end of June unless board comes to an agreement with Macon museum supporters.

Law To Open More Health Plans

A new law will let health insurance plans sold in other states be available to Georgians. The intent is to broaden the market and give people more choices, but critics say it leaves the consumer vulnerable.

Chambliss Says Gang Of Six In No Hurry

Senator Saxby Chambliss says deficit most important issue he's seen during his 17 years in Congress. He says Gang of Six working on long-term solutions. He says they're not there yet.

Sue Everhart Elected Again As State Republican Party Chair

Following a bitter race Sue Everhart elected to her third term. Everhart ran against Tricia Pridemore who was hand picked by Governor Deal. Deal was booed at today's convention when he spoke out in support of Pridemore.

Newt Gingrich Adresses Georgia GOP Convention

Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich asks Republicans for their support. Calls President Barack Obama the "Food Stamp President". Questions Pakistani knowledge of Osama Bin Laden.

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