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Sports betting makes it through Georgia Senate

ATLANTA - A proposed constitutional amendment calling for a statewide referendum on whether to legalize sports betting in Georgia cleared the state Senate Tuesday. Senate Resolution 579 passed 41-12, garnering three more votes than the minimum two-thirds majority...

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Georgia lawmakers put final stamp on midyear budget

ATLANTA - The General Assembly gave final passage Monday to a $37.9 billion midyear budget loaded with $5.5 billion in new spending. The midyear budget, which covers state spending through June 30, provided an additional $5 billion in spending when it emerged from the...

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State Senate passes anti-cyberbullying bill

ATLANTA - The state Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation Monday aimed at protecting teenagers from cyberbullying and other negative effects of social media. The "Protecting Georgia's Children on Social Media Act" was a top priority of Lt. Gov. Burt Jones, who...

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Georgia House passes fishing rights bill

ATLANTA - Legislation guaranteeing Georgians the right to hunt and fish in the state's navigable rivers and streams cleared the Georgia House Monday. House Bill 1172, which passed 107-60, is a follow-up to a bill the General Assembly passed on the final day of last...

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