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After surging in popularity during the COVID-19 pandemic, illegal street racing persists in metro Atlanta. The Georgia General Assembly is pushing for new bipartisan bill to put an end to illegal street racing.
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The 'Georgia Lemonade Act' would exempt children under the age of 18 from acquiring a license or permit to sell lemonade or other products.
multiple camping tents in a field of green grass with trees and blue sky in background
Legislation that would have authorized government-sanctioned camps for homeless people across Georgia was stripped of that language Thursday before it passed the state Senate on a 49-7 vote.
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An Athens homeless camp offers residents an opportunity to find permanent housing as state law makers propose government-sanctioned camps statewide.
Former President Jimmy Carter in suit inside church talking to microphone
Remembrances and well-wishes for former President Jimmy Carter quickly began to roll in after it was announced Carter had entered hospice care.
Two men sleeping on the ground outside of a newsstand on the street
Georgia bill enforcing bans on public camping by homeless people moves forward in state senate.
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The AJC surveyed Georgians on their priorities as legislators discuss new laws on sports betting and run-off elections at the state Capitol this year.
Gov. Kemp speaking at a podium
Dominant themes in Georgia budget week hearings included pay boosts, refunds and more investment in Georgia schools.
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Gov. Brian Kemp attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Tuesday to speak on foreign and domestic policy.