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Georgia River Network announces grant recipients

Altamaha Riverkeeper in Darien will receive $10,000 to create greater interest in citizen-monitoring to prevent sediment from entering the salt marsh and damaging the ecological function of the marsh and to secure regulatory action from the responsible regulatory agency.

February 13, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Senate approves first veto override in 34 years

ATLANTA (AP) - The state Senate slapped fellow Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue with a rare rebuke on Monday, approving Georgia's first veto override in 34 years.

February 12, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


Senate leader briefs press

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Coastal Comprehensive Plan meeting in Midway

A draft of a long awaited Coastal Comprehensive Plan will be presented at a series of meetings next week, including one in Midway.

February 08, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Stewart buffer draws state grant

Liberty was one of three area counties to receive Georgia Land Conservation Program grants to protect local undeveloped lands, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Thursday.

February 03, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Lt. Gov. threatened with impeachment

ATLANTA (AP) - A state House Republican said Friday he would bring impeachment charges against Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle if the Senate refuses to consider a dozen veto overrides the House passed on the first day of the legislative session.

February 02, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


23 in area caught up in auto theft ring

SAVANNAH (AP) -- Authorities arrested 23 people, including a Statesboro police officer, in a multistate automobile theft ring.

February 01, 2008 | Associated Press | State, National


Perdue's State of the State

ATLANTA – Governor Sonny Perdue today delivered his annual State of the State address before a joint session of the General Assembly touting Georgia's growth and presenting new initiatives for Georgia's future as a global leader in economic development, culture and technology.

January 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Perdue sides with Jekyll developers

During a pre-legislative session stop in Brunswick last week, Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue said he supports plans to revitalize Jekyll Island and rebuffed opponents' charges that development would make visits to the state-owned resort too expensive and limited access for residents.

January 31, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


Union endorses congressional candidate

BRUNSWICK - The United Association of Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 177 has endorsed Lt. Col. (ret.) Bill Gillespie of Chatham County in the First Congressional District election.

January 31, 2008 | Special to the Courier | State, National


Perdue pushes tax cuts for home and car owners

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Sonny Perdue said Wednesday he wants to provide tax relief for Georgians and proposed eliminating the state ad valorem tax that residents pay on their homes and automobiles.

January 31, 2008 | By Shannon McCaffrey Associated Press Writer | State, National


House leaders again try to limit sex offenders

ATLANTA (AP) - House lawmakers tried on Tuesday renewed their effort to limit where sex offenders live and work, months after the state's top court declared the strict residency requirements unconstitutional.

January 30, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


State showing support for nuclear sub

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue and the USS Georgia Return to Service Committee Monday announced an effort to keep a nuclear submarine at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay.

January 30, 2008 | Staff Report | State, National


Views on 2008 General Assembly session vary

Gov. Sonny Perdue and other Georgia officials traveled the state last week to announce a lofty set of goals for the 2008 legislative session, but local state Rep. Al Williams said he's preparing for a session "long on talk and short on substance."
Perdue, accompanied by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Majority Leader Jerry Keen (R-St. Simons) Wednesday, said leaders of the respective state branches are "unified on the issues of education, water, transportation and healthcare" and will work cooperatively to improve these areas.
"This year, we plan to give Georgians what they expect; sensible and effective legislation ...

January 29, 2008 | By Andrea Washington Staff Writer | State, National


House starts legislative session with veto overrides

ATLANTA (AP) - The 2008 Georgia legislative session opened Monday with a stinging reminder of the contentious end of last year's session, as House lawmakers quickly and overwhelmingly voted to override a dozen of Gov. Sonny Perdue's vetoes.

January 29, 2008 | By Greg Bluestein Associated Press Writer | State, National


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Proposal draws dire predictions from teacher organization

This bill is a major overhaul of the state's approach to improving public schools. Unfortunately, this legislation will impose an unproven system of governance on schools in the state that will do little to improve student achievement, but surely will disrupt the lives of students, parents and teachers.

March 10, 2015 | Georgia Federation of Teachers | State, National


Many want to get rid of daylight saving time

Daylight saving time is upon us and once again the world is considering the pros and cons of the time policy.

March 10, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | State, National


Voters will eventually decide Opportunity School District

The Georgia Senate on Thursday approved a measure introduced by Gov. Nathan Deal that would allow the state to temporarily take over what it calls chronically failing schools.

March 09, 2015 | Staff Report | State, National


Georgia House advances medical-marijuana measure

The Georgia House of Representatives has been incredibly busy these past weeks. I want to take the opportunity to explain a few of the biggest pieces of legislation that we considered.

March 09, 2015 | By State Rep. Ron Stephens | State, National


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