Category Archives: State of Georgia

GA House Cmte Approves Sunday Alcohol Sales Bill

The State House version of legislation to allow cities and counties to decide whether to permit the sale of alcohol on Sundays at stores, HB 69, was approved by the House Regulated Industries Cmte earlier today. As previously noted on this blog, a similar bill passed a State Senate Cmte last week.  Gov. Nathan Deal has said he’ll sign the legislation. […]

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5 US Senators, 13 House Reps Call for Probe of Dept. Of Justice: Staff Attorneys Said to be Silenced in Voting Rights Cases

(APN) ATLANTA  – At least five US Senators and 13 US House Representatives have called for an investigation into the growing scandal involving political appointees at the US Department of Justice (USDOJ), according to letters obtained by Atlanta Progressive News (APN). The Senators include Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Edward Kennedy (D-MA), Patrick Leahy (D-WI), Barack Obama (D-IL), and Arlen Specter (R-PA). […]

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11 House Dems Demand Hearings on Justice: Department Memo Georgia Voter ID Law Was Initially Rejected by Staffers

(APN) ATLANTA – U.S. Rep. David Scott (D-GA) and the Democratic Caucus on the US House Committee on Government Reform have called for a Congressional Hearing into whether the U.S. Department of Justice improperly approved Georgia’s Voter ID Law, according to letters obtained by Atlanta Progressive News. The Caucus wants a Hearing because it wants to know about the process […]

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