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Shannon McCaffrey

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Huckaby: University system to study consolidation

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Lawmakers pass immigration bill

Lawmakers will wrap up this year's 40-day legislative session on Thursday debating one of their most politically divisive measures: House Bill 87.

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State tax overhaul dead for session

A tax plan expected to earn quick approval is instead delayed in the House days before the end of the legislative session.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

HOPE bill goes to Gov. Deal

Legislation set to be signed by Gov. Nathan Deal will cut scholarship funding for many state college students.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

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Deal sworn in as Georgia governor

Republicans take over in the Georgia Legislature as congressional members are sworn in Monday.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

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Gov. Perdue's legacy is a Republican state

Gov. Sonny Perdue reflects on his tenure as Georgia's governor before he leaves office in January.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

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Deal and Handel battle in squeaker

A recount is likely in the Republican runoff race for governor.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

Lawmakers break budget logjam

Georgia legislators broke through a logjam over the state budget Wednesday, sweetening the pot for wavering lawmakers with new tax cuts for wealthy senior citizens and property owners.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

Barnes, Oxendine lead race for cash in governor bid

- Democrat Roy Barnes and Republican John Oxendine emerge as money leaders in Georgia's race for governor.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

Newcomer enters governor race

ATLANTA -- A commercial real estate executive has jumped into the race for Georgia governor and thrown $2 million of his own money into a bid for the Republican nomination.Ray Boyd told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he's entering the Republican primary.The 67-year-old political newcomer from Rutledge says he's upset by the lack of ethics in Washington and at the state Capitol. He says the candidates already in the race have been "tainted" by ethics troubles and long careers in politics.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

Perdue proposes deep health care cuts in Georgia

On the heels of 15 months of declining tax collections, Gov. Perdue's health care cuts set the stage for a legislature showdown.- Shannon McCaffrey, The Associated Press

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Bleak budget choices ahead for lawmakers

It was a gloomy week of budget hearings at the Georgia Capitol as state legislators heard in sometimes stark terms what a steep new round of budget cuts could look like.- Shannon, McCaffrey, The Associated Press