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Ga. health experts urge caution as coronavirus spikes ahead of July 4th

Planning to gather over barbecue with lots of family and friends this July Fourth weekend? Public health experts want you to rethink those plans...

Kemp: College football could be ‘tall task’ with COVID-19 cases growing

Gov. Brian Kemp may be unlikely to mandate face masks statewide, but he said something Wednesday that may cause reluctant mask-wearers to change their...

Supreme Court upholds tax-credit scholarships for religious schools

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that a state-funded k-12 school scholarship program in Montana cannot exclude children who attend religious private schools, raising...

State OKs spending on Georgia Milestones as it tries to cancel testing

Georgia students appear headed to their second school year in a row without high-stakes testing, but the Georgia Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday...

Governor signs $25.9B state spending plan squeezed by pandemic recession

Gov. Brian Kemp signed off on a new $25.9 billion spending plan that starts Wednesday without the usual fanfare, capping off a prolonged budget...

Georgia bill to protect police might weaken penalties for killing officer

Legislation state lawmakers intended to add protection for law enforcement might create the unintended result of lessening penalties if an officer is murdered. Gov. Brian...

U.S. Supreme Court strikes down Louisiana abortion law

WASHINGTON — In a major victory for reproductive rights, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a controversial Louisiana law that critics said would have...

Ga. senators OK tax on vape products, raise cigarette purchase age to 21

Vape devices should soon become harder for Georgia teens to get their hands on. The Georgia Senate Friday voted to impose a tax of up...

Lawmakers OK bill intended to make ‘revolving door’ jail bonds transparent

State lawmakers Friday sent legislation to the governor’s desk intended to force judges to make a clear call whether to force accused criminals to...

Lawmakers OK ban on burning crossties at NE Ga. wood-fired plants

The smelly emissions from power plants that sometimes burn chemically treated railroad crossties to generate biomass energy has been a nuisance for nearby residents...
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