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Monday, May 7, 2012

Golf Hall land transferred to GHSU

ATLANTA — Gov. Nathan Deal signed legislation into law last week transferring 16 acres on Reynolds Street from the defunct Golf Hall of Fame to the university.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Does campaign cash yield results? Maybe not

ATLANTA -- The types of bills passed in the last two legislative Georgia sessions don't bear a close resemblance to the types of groups making the most candidate contributions during the 2010 ...
By Walter Jones

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Obama coming to Savannah

President Barack Obama will be in Savannah April 27, Morris News learned Friday.
By Walter Jones

Monday, April 16, 2012

College boom sidesteps budget

ATLANTA -- At a time when legislators have been fretting over tight budgets, the state's public colleges have engaged in a $3.6 billion building boom.
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Factories spur state economy

ATLANTA -- Georgia factories reduced pressure slightly on the accelerator but continue to drive growth in the overall state economy, according to a key indicator.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Experts say inflation to grow

ATLANTA -- For the third month in a row, a survey of business executives by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta shows increases in the amount of inflation they expect.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Lawmakers defeat Augusta audit bill

ATLANTA - The House of Representatives defeated legislation Wednesday that would have required major contractors with the city of Augusta to submit to forensic audits every four years.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

New district map proposed

ATLANTA - During a hastily called meeting of the Augusta legislative delegation Wednesday morning, Sen. Jesse Stone unveiled a new version of districts for Augusta Commission and Richmond County ...
By Walter Jones

Monday, March 5, 2012

Controversial music therapist bill debated

ATLANTA -- A bill to license music therapists produced one of the more divided votes Monday in a long parade of bills considered by the House and Senate.
By Walter Jones

Monday, Feb. 27, 2012

Poll: Georgians favor gambling vote

ATLANTA - A group pushing legalized betting on horse races has released a poll showing 72 percent of those questioned favor a statewide vote on allowing racetrack gambling.
By Walter Jones

Analysis: Lawmakers push issues

ATLANTA - It may seem there are few moderates in the General Assembly this year after glancing at the bills making headlines.
By Walter Jones

Friday, Feb. 24, 2012

House votes to change local elections to July

The measure by Rep. Barbara Sims, R-Augusta, shifts the election date for consolidated cities and counties from November to July.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2012

'Green' bills advance in Ga. Legislature

ATLANTA — The House Energy Subcommittee gave a green light Wednesday to a bill boosting the amount of solar energy Georgia Power Company can buy tenfold and a measure designed to help cities ...
By Walter Jones

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012

Health care costs for poor draining Georgia budget

ATLANTA — The Deal administration is trying to plug the big money drain in government: health care for the poor, especially the old and disabled.
By Walter Jones

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012

High-tech execs lobby for Georgia jobs bill

ATLANTA — Senior executives from some of Georgia's high-tech companies dropped in on lawmakers Thursday to urge support of a package of bills they say will lead to more jobs.
By Walter Jones

Monday, Feb. 13, 2012

Nothing says love like insurance, Ga. official says

ATLANTA -- Don't forget insurance as part of the Valentine's Day shopping, Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens advised Monday.
By Walter Jones

Friday, Feb. 10, 2012

Gingrich leads latest Ga. poll

ATLANTA - Former congressman Newt Gingrich is leading among voters in the state he represented for two decades, and ex-Sen. Rick Santorum is second in a poll released Friday.
By Walter Jones

Monday, Jan. 16, 2012

Local lawmakers focus on budget

ATLANTA -- Lawmakers hit the “pause” button on the General Assembly’s legislative conveyor belt for the coming week to provide time for some of them to concentrate on money.
By Walter Jones

Friday, Jan. 6, 2012

Lawmakers rush to collect contributions this weekend

ATLANTA -- Georgia politicians are scrambling to hold fundraisers this weekend to collect last-minute campaign cash before Monday's cutoff.
By Walter Jones

Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012

ASU-GHSU merger discussed

University System of Georgia officials are considering merging Augusta State and Georgia Health Sciences universities into one institution, according to legislators and community members. An ...
By Steve Crawford, Tracey McManus and Walter Jones
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