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Regional transit, adoption, brunch: Where the biggest bills of the 2018 Georgia legislative session ended up

What happened to the Georgia adoption bill? The brunch bill? The "distracted driving" bill? Here's a brief look at some important bills that passed, some that didn’t, and whether lawmakers will make a rare summertime return to the Gold Dome to woo Amazon.
How to bring Amazon HQ2 to Atlanta

A modest proposal to get Amazon’s HQ2 in Atlanta: Make stuff up

Atlanta really, really, wants to be the site of Amazon’s HQ2, but we've got some problems that could halt that. How do we fix our issues before the Amazon delegation arrives to inspect our city? Like a steel plate over a pothole, let's cover 'em up.
Atlanta transit expansion bills The ATL MARTA

What you need to know about the metro Atlanta transit expansion bills

On Wednesday, Georgia lawmakers in the House and Senate approved their chambers’ versions of legislation that would create a new regional agency that could kickstart a long-awaited expansion of bus and rail lines throughout metro Atlanta.

Georgia Capitol’s Martin Luther King Jr. statue unveiled on 54th anniversary of “I Have a Dream”

"This day was no accident," said Bernice King. "[The dedication] had to happen at this day, at this time, with everything that's happening in this nation because once again Martin Luther King Jr. is providing a sense of direction as we deal with the current controversial climate."
Lobbyists

Friends in the Hall: How lobbyists use influence to help their clients

“You can’t name me a profession that doesn’t have a lobbyist, from the church house, to the house of prostitutes."
Sine Die

Sine Die 2016 recap: MARTA expansion, rape kits, grand juries, and medical marijuana

If you didn’t keep track of what bills lived and died in the session’s final days, we’ve got you covered.
State judicial complex

Behold! A look at the most expensive Georgia government building ever

The future home for the Georgia Supreme Court and Court of Appeals will have a “prominent and iconic” design. It won’t be cheap either.
Gold Dome

Gold Dome Preview: Eleven issues to watch during the 2016 legislative session

Many more details will be revealed in the next few weeks. But here are some of the key questions the lawmakers on their way to Atlanta face coming into the 2016 legislative session.

A look inside Atlanta’s halls of power

We take a look behind the scenes were the strings are pulled and the wheels are turned

Rep. Stacey Evans: ‘The HOPE grant should equal full tuition’

In a recent interview, Rep. Evans chatted with us about how she would like to see the scholarship program retooled, the potential role of casinos in shoring up the state’s academic scholarship program, and why the state would benefit from providing some students with needs-based aid.

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