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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

King children criticize Trump, decry racism on MLK holiday

Two of Martin Luther King Jr.’s children and the pastor of his historic Atlanta church marked the national King holiday Monday with sharp denunciations of President Donald Trump, focusing on disparaging remarks he is said to have made about African countries and Haitian immigrants.

Justices Seem to Favor Florida in Water Fight With Georgia

The Supreme Court appears to be looking for a way to side with Florida in its complaint that Georgia uses too much water and leaves too little for its southern neighbor.

Senators who didn’t recall Trump using vulgarity backtrack

Two Republican senators who had said they did not recall President Donald Trump using a vulgarity to describe African countries backtracked Sunday and challenged other senators’ descriptions of the remark.

Girl Scouts join fight over bridge named for segregationist

Lawmakers can expect face-to-face meetings with Girl Scouts from across Georgia next month at the state Capitol, where the young scouts plan on treating legislators to a milk-and-cookie reception.

Deal: Georgia ‘exceptional’ after 7 years of his leadership

The 75-year-old governor choked up multiple times during his 45 minutes at the House rostrum, thanking voters for their “kindness ... support ... and your prayers” and praising his wife, Sandra Deal, as she looked on from the gallery.

Governor’s budget prioritizes education and economic development

In his final year as Georgia's Governor, Nathan Deal proposes a $26 billion dollar state budget recmmendation that prioritizes education, workforce development, and transportation.

GBI and Georgia’s Attorney General launch campaign to combat child sex...

GBI and the Attorney General's office launched the “Demand An End” initiative to combat Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking

Gov. Deal’s State of the State address: ‘Orchards of Opportunity’

Governor Deal's 2018 State-of-the-State speech was provided by the Governor's office. His last State-of-State address to a joint session of the Georgia General Assembly. 

Gov. Deal may call special legislative session to woo Amazon

He urged lawmakers not to waste time with proposals aimed at “trying to guess what Amazon is going to do” during their 40-day session that began this week.

Candidate qualifying to open for vacant Georgia House seat

Qualifying opens for the Feb. 13 election to fill the unexpired term of Republican Rep. Amy Carter of Valdosta.
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