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Clock runs out on business-friendly tort legislation for 2020 session

A sweeping tort reform bill failed to survive the General Assembly’s Crossover Day, the final day of the 40-day legislative session for a bill...

Outbreak worries, closings mount as first Georgia COVID-19 death reported

Georgia’s first confirmed death tied to the COVID-19 fits the demographic most susceptible to the disease caused by a new coronavirus: A senior with...

Legislature suspends session worried about COVID-19 virus spread

Concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 virus reached the state Capitol, causing lawmakers to abruptly suspend their session. State leaders announced Thursday afternoon –...

Congress rebukes Trump’s bid to slash CDC funding amid outbreak

WASHINGTON — U.S. House lawmakers resoundingly rebuffed a Trump administration request to cut funding for Atlanta's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amid the...

Ga. House budget trims teacher pay hike, Speaker wants income tax...

Lawmakers are undoing some of the governor’s plan to trim spending in next year's state budget - especially where he tried to make room...

Tensions raw at House hearing on toxic gas leak disclosure rules

A debate over how to publicize the release of a cancer-causing gas leaked out from a meeting room into the hallways of a state...
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