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Rule Limits Cross-Border Pollution

A proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could help cut air pollution in Georgia by limiting emissions from coal plants outside of the state.

Deal Releases Tax Returns

Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Nathan Deal has released his personal tax returns, but it was not enough for his opponent Democrat Roy Barnes. Barnes' campaign wants to see tax returns from a salvage business Deal owns that has been the focus of a congressional ethics probe.

Tax Council Stops In Macon

Tax Council hears from people in Middle Georgia. Crowd includes business owners, lobbyists, and advocates for the poor. Some worried changes could hurt them.

DOT Plots Fast Train Line

State transportation officials have high hopes for high speed rail in Georgia, lines linking Georgia to Jacksonville and to Washington D.C. The state is waiting for federal money to help those goals materialize, but right now what’s farthest along is a route in North Georgia that would link Atlanta to Chattanooga.

DOT Optimistic About Fast Train

State transportation officials have high hopes for high speed rail in Georgia, lines linking Georgia to Jacksonville and to Washington D.C. The state is waiting for federal money to help those goals materialize, but right now what’s furthest along is a route in North Georgia that would link Atlanta to Chattanooga.

Tax Overhaul Panel Visits Macon

Overhauling Georgia’s tax code is the subject of a public hearing Thursday in Macon. The discussion is part of a statewide tour by the “Special Council on Tax Reform and Fairness for Georgians.” The state legislature created the group and charged its members with formulating tax reform recommendations by January 2011.

Ethics Probe Targets Price

United States Representative Tom Price (R-Roswell) is among three lawmakers House investigators have recommended be further investigated to determine whether political contributions were improperly linked to votes on the huge financial overhaul bill.

Savannah Says No To Ga. Power Rate Hike

The Public Service Commission got an earful of utility customer anger. The PSC was in Savannah to hear public comments on a proposal that would allow Georgia Power to hike its rates by more than $10 a month for the average customer. Dozens of speakers rose to excoriate the utility during the two hour hearing.

Bill Would Lower Military Drinking Age

US Representative Jack Kingston wants to lower the drinking age for men and women serving in the military. The Republican, who represents Georgia’s 1st Congressional district that spans Savannah to Valdosta, is co-sponsoring a bill. It would allow service members age 18 and up to buy beer or wine on base if it’s consumed on-site.

Barnes and Deal Spar Over Tax Returns

Gubernatorial Candidate Roy Barnes is using ads to push his opponent Nathan Deal to release income tax returns. The Ad by the Barnes campaign released last week shows a picture of Nathan Deal is a dark room with filing cabinets.

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