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ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp unveiled a $28.1 billion budget proposal Thursday that would set a new record for state spending in fiscal 2021 despite the air of fiscal uncertainty surrounding this year’s General Assembly session.

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A compromise bill to collect taxes on online sales overseen by large retailers like Amazon, plus the ride-share companies Uber and Lyft, was hashed out Thursday morning by a group of Georgia House and Senate lawmakers.

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The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting at a Wendy's near downtown Lawrenceville that has sent a Lawrenceville cop and one other man to the hospital, a spokesman for the department said.

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 Georgia House Republicans will push for the second installment of a state income tax cut during this year’s legislative session, despite sluggish tax collections that have prompted Gov. Brian Kemp to order spending reductions.

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BOSTON – GasBuddy, the smartphone app helping consumers avoid paying full price for fuel, has predicted that 2020 will feature a yearly national average of $2.60 per gallon, representing a 2 cent drop versus 2019. But the national gas price watcher, which released its 2020 Fuel Price Outlook on New year's Day, warns that the national average will rise as much as 75 cents per gallon from a low in February until an eventual peak in May, leading to localized gas price hotspots that could lead unsuspecting motorists to pay as much as 15-50 cents more per gallon than competitors.

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ATLANTA — In what may be the first large data-breach case to reach the Georgia Supreme Court, the high court has ruled that patients of a Clarke County medical clinic whose computer databases were hacked may proceed with a lawsuit against the clinic.

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ATLANTA – Once again this holiday season, the Georgia Center for Nonprofits joined nonprofits, businesses, media partners, and thousands of individual Georgians to lead a statewide generosity movement: GAgives on #GivingTuesday 2019. In response, the state gave like never before, setting another state record for generosity: more than $13.5 million was donated to the state’s nonprofits, an increase of 73% over 2018.

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On the same day that the U.S. House of Representatives voted, largely long party lines, to impeachment President Donald Trump, a group of Republican state senators in Georgia filed a resolution condemning the move.

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Georgia energy regulators approved a rate increase for Georgia Power Co. Tuesday that will raise its basic service fee for residential customers during the next three years from $10 a month to $14, or $168 a year.

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MACON — A former youth softball umpire arrested during “Operation End Game,” a multi-agency effort targeting and arresting adult perpetrators seeking sex with children, entered a guilty plea in federal court recently, Charles Peeler, the U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, said in a recent news release.

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PINE MOUNTAIN -- Christmas in Callaway Gardens is a spectacular display of 15 dazzling scenes with 8 million twinkling lights. Sounds breathtaking; it is an absolutely memorable experience from beginning until end. Callaway hosts south Georgia's most impressive holiday light and sound show. The display has been named one of the world's "Top 10 Places to See Holiday Lights" by National Geographic Traveler.

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ATLANTA -- State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that Georgia’s unemployment rate fell in October to tie the state’s all-time low, matching a record set nearly 20 years ago.

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According to state prison officials, the death sentence was carried out at 10:59 p.m. He was the 52nd inmate to be put to death in Georgia by lethal injection.

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