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Ray Henry

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Majority of Georgia voters support increase in minimum wage

Exit polls Tuesday show 57 percent endorse raising the minimum wage

On Election Day, 57 percent of voters said they would favor raising the minimum wage, while 40 percent opposed it. The lead is statistically significant since the poll of 790 people had a margin of error of plus or minus 5 percentage points.

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Falcons’ new stadium debate focuses on priorities

Opponents of a new downtown stadium for the Atlanta Falcons want to know what the rush is and why this project should be elevated over others deemed more important.

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Georgia cutting funding for farming visa workers

After passing a law to crack down on illegal immigration, Georgia may eliminate a program meant to help farmers navigate the complicated process of getting visas for foreign laborers.

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Deal: Agenda trimmed back because of budget

Gov. Nathan Deal addresses Georgia lawmakers Tuesday with plans on how to deal with the state budget.

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Local governments opt to keep energy sales tax

Dougherty County and other local governments in Georgia are continuing a tax that is being phased out by the state of Georgia.

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Chambliss defends tax stance in budget talks

Sen. Saxby Chambliss defended on Saturday his call for raising more tax money if it comes with spending cuts and gradually pays off debt, a stance that has become harder to hold among other Republicans.

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Republicans flirt with taking on Chambliss in ’14

For a sitting Republican senator from a solidly red state, Saxby Chambliss has a lot of people talking about taking his job.

House swiftly approves tax code changes

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Georgia House passes midyear budget

Georgia would spend about $18.6 billion in state money this year under a midyear budget House members passed Friday.

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Boehner offers committee seats to GOP challengers

The U.S. House minority leader is spurring GOP candidates' efforts with promises of key committee appointments.