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Tax rewrite plan keeps some exemptions

ATLANTA -- If there are early winners in House Speaker Glenn Richardson's tax plan, the medical and farm industries are near the top of the list. Both are set to keep huge sales tax exemptions worth hundreds of millions of dollars they say are vital to their survival.

November 21, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Drought-relief legislation being crafted

With Georgia experiencing one of the worst droughts in the state's history, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson (R-Hiram) announced details of the new Reservoir Development and Drought Relief Act during a recent press conference.

November 17, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Corps to retain more water in lakes

WASHINGTON -- The Army Corps of Engineers would hold back more water in Georgia lakes as the governors of drought-stricken Georgia, Florida and Alabama work toward a water-sharing agreement, under a plan brokered by the Bush administration.

November 16, 2007 | By Ben Evans Associated Press Writer | State, National


Road work funding is $51 billion short

ATLANTA (AP) - A national transportation research group provided ammunition to those looking to pour additional dollars into Georgia's highway construction as it released a report this past Thursday saying the state's roads are not keeping pace with its ballooning population.

November 15, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Storm weakens, still tracking off coast

Tropical Storm Noel weakened a little this morning over Cuba, according to the National Hurricane Center.

November 14, 2007 | Staff report | State, National


Aquarium among those cutting water use

ATLANTA -- Heeding the call for conservation amid an epic southeastern drought, officials have plugged up some high visibility water consumption, from aquarium tanks to fire hoses.

November 14, 2007 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


Tax change bill draws opposition

RICHMOND HILL --

The House Resolution 900, or GREAT Plan, was recently compared to the fateful Titanic, by Georgia Municipal Association Executive Director Jim Higdon.

November 14, 2007 | By Jessica Holthaus Special to the Courier | State, National


Oct. 30 is Weatherization Day

The Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority's Weatherization Assistance Program hosted a site demonstration recently in Rex on weatherization measures homeowners can take to increase home energy efficiency and to lower their energy bills.

November 13, 2007 | Staff Report | State, National


Scattered rain doesn't bust drought

ATLANTA -- Scattered showers moved through parts of Alabama, north Georgia and Tennessee on Monday, but it was far from busting the drought that's gripped the region for months.

November 07, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Georgia high court blocks execution

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court granted a stay of execution Monday to a man convicted of killing two people in Spalding County in 1990.

November 07, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Court blocks Friday execution

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Supreme Court on Thursday issued a stay temporarily blocking the execution of convicted killer Jack Alderman, who was scheduled to die on Friday.

November 02, 2007 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Respondents want coast undeveloped

Even if Gov. Sonny Perdue were not on a trade mission to Japan and South Korea, he would not be reviewing the comprehensive plan for the Georgia coast he ordered completed by Sept. 30.

November 01, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | State, National


Senator praises special needs scholarships

The numbers are in for Georgia's new scholarship program designed to help parents of special-needs students have more choice in their children's education and at least one state senator is overjoyed with the results.

November 01, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Georgia town bans sagging pants

HAWKINSVILLE -- The Hawkinsville Board of Commissioners has unanimously passed a ban on baggy pants in this central Georgia town.

October 26, 2007 | Associated Press | State, National


Perdue slates trade trip to Asia

Gov. Sonny Perdue has scheduled stops in Japan and Korea as part of a five-day economic development tour across Asia.

October 26, 2007 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


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Articles by Section - State, National


Netflix's 'House of Cards' paints a bleak political realm — but in part, a realistic one, political

WASHINGTON — Television’s Rep. Francis Underwood’s season one introduction to “House of Cards” explains his view of America’s capital city: “Give and take. Welcome to Washington.” But the show’s portrayal of real-life D.C. politics has a far murkier side than most Capitol Hill staffers and D.C. workers say even the most power-consumed ever descend into.

March 05, 2015 | Sara Jarman KSL | State, National


Dredging of the Savannah River to port will benefit the whole state

The Georgia General Assembly is interested in the success of our port because of the economic impact it has on the state.

March 02, 2015 | By State Sen. Ben Watson & State Rep. Ron Stephens | State, National


Cutting unemployment benefits reduces unemployment, study shows

A study sponsored by the National Bureau of Economic Research claims that the elimination of the federal unemployment benefit program in 2014 resulted in 1.8 million new jobs that year, suggesting that offering unemployment benefits can slow job growth.

March 02, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | State, National


Can tourism end poverty in the most remote place in the world?

Bo White has done a lot of treks. Between a career in international development and a love for climbing and hiking, the 31-year-old has been all over the world. But nowhere quite like the Pamir.

March 02, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Premium users of LinkedIn to receive $1 each in password-leak settlement

To settle a class-action lawsuit that alleged LinkedIn failed to protect the passwords and private information of its premium subscriber customers, the company has agreed to pay $1.25 — or about $1 each — million to approximately 800,000 people who were premium users of the social media network between March 2006 and June 2012.

February 28, 2015 | William E. Lewis Jr. KSL | State, National


Education, not harsh penalties, a more effective solution for teen sexting

At least once a week, Det. Rich Wistocki or one of his officers sits down with a teen caught sexting and lays out a series of consequences.

February 27, 2015 | Sara Israelsen-Hartley Deseret Media Companies | State, National


Budgeting dominates state Senate

This week, the Georgia Senate was busy as we debated several important pieces of legislation.

February 26, 2015 | By Ben Watson State Senator | State, National


Court ruling helps balance between Congress, president

Last week in Texas, U.S. Judge Andrew S. Hanen ordered a halt to President Obama's executive actions on immigration, agreeing with Georgia and 25 other states that filed a lawsuit opposing the president's attempt to rewrite our immigration system. This is a welcome announcement.

February 25, 2015 | By Buddy Carter U.S. Rep. | State, National


Is growing income inequity hurting Social Security?

As America recovers from the recession, wealthy households are recovering faster than low-income ones, whose incomes have stagnated or declined since the crash. A new report says that this widening gap is sapping Social Security.

February 24, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


The income gap between blacks and whites is highest since 1989

Even as Americans acknowledge gains in racial equality, new research shows that by at least one measure — financial — the U.S. still has a long way to go.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


Helping the long-term unemployed?

Gallup CEO Jim Clifton made headlines last week when he published an op-ed calling attention to a problem that most people don't know: Unemployment numbers are grossly misleading.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


This high school student raised $700,000 for clean water

For her senior project, Paige Dellerman knew that she wanted to use her love of fashion to raise money for a cause close to her heart — clean water.

February 18, 2015 | Lane Anderson Deseret News | State, National


‘Free Killer Tan’ PSA shocks would-be tanners with their own funeral

NEW YORK CITY — “It’s just as safe as the sun.”

February 15, 2015 | Tracie Knabe Snowder KSL | State, National


Transportation funding bill keeps changing

House Bill 170, which would change the way Georgia funds highway projects, is a moving target.

February 13, 2015 | By Al Hackle Special to the Courier | State, National


President welcomes new defense secretary

WASHINGTON -- Ash Carter, a former deputy defense secretary who today received a 93-5 affirmative vote by the U.S. Senate to succeed Chuck Hagel as defense secretary, received a welcome back and praise from President Barack Obama.

February 13, 2015 | DoD News, Defense Media Activity | State, National


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