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Teachers in scandal facing deadline
Nearly three dozen educators charged in the Atlanta public schools cheating scandal are facing a deadline to report to jail.
Deal, top Republicans keep firm hand on session
The final days of the General Assembly’s annual session were a flurry of activity, but the overall tenor of the 40-day effort was smoother than many years past, and the finished product suggests that Gov. Nathan Deal and top Republican legislators are firmly in control at the Georgia Capitol.
New rules raise fresh lobbying issues
The new $75 limit on lobbyist spending in Georgia may prove looser than its supporters initially hoped.
Georgia lawmakers adopt new lobbying rules
Lobbyists could not spend more than $75 at a time on public officials under a bill passed Thursday by Georgia’s legislators on the final day of their annual session.
At Capitol, last-minute maneuvers rule the day
It’s an old lesson of Politics 101: A bill isn’t actually dead until the legislative session is over. There’s a related but inverse rule: Just because everybody says they’re on board doesn’t mean a deal will be made.
Shooting shocks Ga. city
A pair of teenagers was arrested Friday and accused of fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face and wounding his mother during their morning stroll through a leafy, historic neighborhood in southeast Georgia.
Poorest schools don’t receive equalized funding
Gov. Nathan Deal won praise in January when he announced plans to plow an additional $40 million into struggling Georgia school districts that are having trouble raising enough money to educate their children.
Helicopter crash killing five stuns Ga. base
As a crew chief aboard Black Hawk helicopters in Iraq and Afghanistan, Army Staff Sgt. Marc Scialdo made his family so proud back home in Florida that his parents and siblings gave him a nickname: “the Golden Boy.”
Video poker bill clears Ga. Senate
The Georgia Senate has voted to approve a bill that would centralize control and enforcement of video poker machines in the state.
Changes in Ga. immigration bill draw opposition
Some quiet changes to a bill that was intended as a simple fix for unintended consequences of a 2011 crackdown on illegal immigration have turned the bill that originally had pretty universal support into a rallying point for activists on all sides of the immigration issue.
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