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Atlanta’s Super Bowl dreams hinge on a $10 million tax break

When the Panthers and Broncos kick off on Sunday, more than 70,000 people will pack inside Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California, for Super Bowl 50. Ticket-buyers will have paid anywhere from $850 to $3,000 for face-value tickets—likely more if they got them second-hand. Though the price of admission is steep, attendees at least get a small discount: Tickets are tax-free.
Stacey Abrams

The new New Georgia Project: Stacey Abrams’s $10 million plan to double down on voter registration

Two recent fundraising requests are ones that raise even more questions about the New Georgia Project, which has been criticized for its lack of transparency and its failure to live up to its expectations.
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Tyrone Brooks sentenced to federal prison for a year and a day

After a weeklong sentencing hearing, a judge orders the civil rights leader behind bars for misuse of nonprofit donations.

Atlanta march and vigil connect Charleston shooting, #blacklivesmatter movement

Johnson’s address in the sanctuary of Big Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church capped a march of about 200 activists, who had made their way from the state capitol steps to the church in Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn district in memory of the nine people killed in Wednesday’s shooting at Emanuel AME church.

Commentary: Why isn’t every cop wearing a camera by now?

Last month, a DeKalb County patrolman shot and killed an unambiguously unarmed man, drawing an investigation and protest. Two weeks ago, a North Charleston police officer shot and killed an unambiguously unarmed man, drawing an investigation and protest.

Last of Fulton County bills pass the Senate

"We should just change the name of this body from the Georgia State Senate to the Fulton County Commission because we're getting into the business of running this county," announced a frustrated state Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, minutes before the chamber approved four GOP-penned bills affecting the beleaguered county.

If lawmakers like guns so much, why can’t we take them to the Capitol?

Creative Loafing reports state Sen. Vincent Fort will propose a ban on assault* weapons when lawmakers return to the Gold Dome in January. Fort says his proposal is a response to last Friday's mass murder at a Connecticut elementary school.

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