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Kemp inks $1 billion state tax rebate

Gov. Brian Kemp signs a $1 billion state income tax rebate late Tuesday. ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp wasted no time signing the $1 billion state income tax rebate the General Assembly passed this week. The Republican governor put his signature on House Bill 162 late...

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Lawmakers debate mining near Okefenokee Swamp

ATLANTA - It was jobs versus protecting a national environmental treasure Tuesday when a Georgia House subcommittee held a two-hour hearing on a proposed titanium mine near the Okefenokee Swamp. Environmental advocates urged lawmakers to pass legislation banning...

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State Senate gives $1B tax rebate final passage

Gov. Brian Kemp ATLANTA - The Georgia Senate overwhelmingly passed a $1 billion one-time state income tax rebate Tuesday, sending it to Gov. Brian Kemp's desk for his signature. The 46-7 Senate vote followed House passage of the legislation last month by a vote of...

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Port of Savannah sees dip in container trade

Port of Savannah ATLANTA - Container trade at the Port of Savannah was down last month even as the Georgia Ports Authority reported its highest ever national market share. Savannah handled nearly 395,000 twenty-foot equivalent units (TEUs) of containerized cargo in...

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Kemp signs mid-year state budget

ATLANTA - Gov. Brian Kemp has signed a $32.5 billion mid-year state budget that includes property tax relief for Georgia homeowners and security grants for every public school in the state. "It delivers on the promises I made last year," Kemp, who won a second term in...

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State Senate approves school safety bill 

Students from the Georgia Youth Justice Coalition oppose House Bill 147, which gained state Senate approval today. (Photo courtesy: Georgia Youth Justice Coalition) ATLANTA – The state Senate passed legislation Monday that will require Georgia public schools to...

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