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In Georgia, abortion vote is a possible political turning point

In unison, 20 House Democrats stood and turned their backs on a Republican colleague as he made an emotional and ultimately successful plea ... Georgia politics. Neither measure is law yet, and both ... read more

Woman reads fine print on insurance policy, wins $10,000 in hidden contest

A self-proclaimed "nerd" from Georgia read the often-ignored fine print on an insurance contract ... complete stranger and rely on him to do the right thing? All nine of the governor's kids were ... read more

Special session will be costly

Gov ... the cigarette tax by 82.5 cents per pack. There were a handful of tax proposals that would close glaring loopholes that certain corporations have politically derived over the years. Bentley's ... read more

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Florida lawmakers pass budget that ignores Gov. Scott's agenda

The only question now is whether Gov. Rick Scott will wield his ... he got $25 million. His plea for $85 million in business incentives was ignored completely. A request for $618 million in tax cuts ... read more

Ben Jealous: Sanders-style Democrat gains traction in Clinton-loving Md.

Stacey Abrams, a longtime friend who is the Democratic gubernatorial nominee in Georgia ... payer health-care system. As governor, he says, he would aim to reduce the prison population by 30 percent, ... read more

No cigarette tax means cuts for schools

The Illinois Senate approved a cigarette tax hike more than a year ago, but since then, House lawmakers haven’t shown much interest in doing the same. Under the budget lawmakers sent to Gov ... ... read more

House overrides cig tax veto, 90 to 29

House lawmakers voted Wednesday to override Gov. Mark Sanford's veto and thereby increase ... in South Carolina and seven in North Carolina, said raising the cigarette tax above Georgia and North ... read more

In Georgia, It’s the NRA and the Legislators vs. the Police

Georgia’s ... student can’t smoke a cigarette in most of these places, but he can pack heat in any of them. Educators, campus police, and other police chiefs protested, but as with the “guns ... read more

Welcome words

Last session, lawmakers ignored Holcomb's plea for action ... though, the governor's failure to express solidarity with the broad coalition of business and health organizations seeking a significant ... read more

Gov. Dayton ignores last-minute pleas, lets $260M tax cut bill expire

Gov ... It would have cut taxes for a variety of taxpayers by about $800 million over the next three years. Other beneficiaries included small-business owners, people saving for college educations, ... read more

Campaign vows, cloudy economic forecasts greet Georgia budget-writers

Gov ... to collect sales taxes on their products, a move that could mean $200 million to $300 million more in revenue. House Ways and Means Chairman Jay Powell, R-Camilla, said there also may be an ... read more

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