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The Georgia state budget is a cause for concern for some legislators who believe the spending is too high.
Georgia Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Blake Tillery talks to the media on June 17, 2020, at the Georgia Capitol in Atlanta. Tillery’s committee on Wednesday, March 23, 2021 approved a proposed $53 billion state budget for the year beginning July 1, 2022. (Jeff Amy/AP Photo)
The Georgia Senate Appropriations Committee is taking a different approach on the state budget for health care and mental health spending.
Stacey Abrams filed suit to challenge a new leadership committee to allow her committee to raise and spend unlimited sums during her campaign.
The push to change parts of the election law raised alarms for voting rights groups.
Georgia Senators failed to pass a bill that would use public education funds to create private school voucher scholarships for Georgia students.
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A new Senate bill will limit access to abortion pills for women in Georgia, requiring in-person exams before a prescription.
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Sonny Perdue will lead the University System of Georgia, starting April 1, after being nominated as sole finalist for chancellor two weeks ago.
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Georgia senators passed SB 514, which would allow parents to opt their child out of school mask mandates through June of 2027.
A U.S District Judge has ruled Georgia's redrawn political maps will be used for the 2022 election cycle.
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A Republican-backed Georgia bill, SB 319, would end the need for a carry license for handguns in public along with current background checks.