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Georgia House backs budget sans many of Gov. Kemp’s proposed spending cuts; speaker calls for more tax cuts
Georgia House passes budget sans many of Gov. Kemp’s spending cuts

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2020 12:51 PM
Georgia House expected to back bill making it clear University System doesn’t owe teacher pension plan
Georgia House voting Wednesday on bill making it clear University System doesn’t owe teacher pension plan

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2020 7:00 AM
Georgia House leaders say ‘no’ to many of Gov. Kemp’s budget cuts
Six months after Gov. Brian Kemp ordered state agencies to cut spending, House leaders reacted Tuesday by backing a midyear budget that restores funding for everything from public health grants, mental health services and efforts to train doctors to agriculture research and court programs to keep nonviolent offenders out of prison.

POSTED FEBRUARY 18, 2020 12:48 PM
Georgia voting equipment delivered before deadline for election
Election officials say all of Georgia's new voting computers were delivered as of Friday, a deadline before the March presidential primary.

POSTED FEBRUARY 14, 2020 1:23 PM
Georgia House budget writers vote down some of Kemp’s proposed cuts
Thursday was the Georgia House’s opening shot at Gov. Brian Kemp’s recommendations to cut $200 million this year and $300 million next year.

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2020 5:12 PM
New analysis says cost of second Georgia income tax rate cut could hit $615 million
New analysis says cost of second Georgia income tax rate cut could reach $615 million

POSTED FEBRUARY 13, 2020 6:00 AM
Kemp’s budget director tells Georgia House leaders that spending cuts weren’t “done haphazardly”
Kemp’s budget director tells Georgia House leaders spending cuts “weren’t done haphazardly”

POSTED FEBRUARY 11, 2020 11:57 AM
After a sluggish 2019, Georgia tax collections up 4.5% in January
Georgia lawmakers who began a week of reviewing budget cuts Monday got some good news when the governor’s office announced that state tax collections jumped 4.5% in January.

POSTED FEBRUARY 10, 2020 5:20 PM
In New Hampshire, rising tensions divide 2020 Democrats
HUDSON, N.H. – The Democratic White House hopefuls have spent most of the past year leveling criticism at President Donald Trump. On the final frigid weekend before the New Hampshire primary, they sharply escalated their attacks on one of their own: Pete Buttigieg.

POSTED FEBRUARY 09, 2020 6:41 PM
Gov. Kemp’s re-election campaign has more than $5 million banked for 2022
Gov. Kemp’s re-election campaign has more than $5 million banked for 2022

POSTED FEBRUARY 07, 2020 6:23 PM

Local News Headlines

DeKalb police investigating deadly shooting at gas station
A man was shot and killed at a DeKalb County gas station Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2020 11:14 PM
2 suspects accused of robbing Roswell T-Mobile store at gunpoint, arrested on Ga. 400
Two suspects face felony charges after being accused of robbing a T-Mobile store at gunpoint in Roswell before fleeing on Ga. 400.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2020 10:34 PM
Hiker’s body discovered in Dawson County, authorities say
After four days of searching, authorities have located the body of a missing hiker who disappeared along the Appalachian Trail in Dawson County.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2020 10:57 PM
Meriwether County man gets life sentence for raping 10-year-old girl
A Meriwether County man was sentenced to life in prison for raping and molesting his girlfriend’s 10-year-old daughter, authorities said. 

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2020 9:11 PM
After being charged with shooting shoe seller, Acworth man tied to DeKalb armed robbery 
A man who was behind bars after being accused of shooting a shoe seller he met online and robbing a woman at a Walmart in Cherokee County has been tied to a third armed robbery in another county.

POSTED FEBRUARY 19, 2020 7:38 PM

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