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...15-year-old girl has been charged as an accessory after the fact.Complaints are filed against Deal, CarterATLANTA - A former state lawmaker has filed an ethics complaint against Democrat Jason Carter, whose campaign manager has since filed similar complaints against...

Lawmaker fights bill clearing way for Aiken tax

...Republican, said local officials asked for the county to be included."It was pretty unanimous from my recollection," said the lawmaker, who served on the conference committee. "Sen. Bryant just doesn't seem to want to let the people have their opportunity...

Reid opposes Obama's court pick for Georgia bench

...Georgia, dealing a strong if not fatal blow to the former state lawmaker's confirmation hopes."Somebody should have looked a little...Georgia flag.In his testimony, Boggs said that as a state lawmaker, he was representing his constituents' views. He said he...

Injured boy's family wants federal review of raid

ATLANTA - A Georgia family and a state lawmaker are demanding that federal authorities investigate the case of a toddler severely injured by a flash grenade during a drug raid...

New Jersey's appeal to make sports betting legal is rebuffed

...that's the way it goes," he said. "Nothing more I can say. They said 'no' so we have to move on."But the New Jersey lawmaker who wrote the betting legislation introduced a new bill Monday that would repeal all laws prohibiting sports betting. Sen...

Harrell raises South Carolina judicial independence questions

...attorney general for potential prosecution.Some people are questioning whether any court could be unbiased in a case involving a lawmaker. That is because South Carolina is one of only two states where lawmakers elect judges.Judicial applicants are screened...

Ethics reform bill dies on last day of SC session

...that Harrell improperly used his influence. Harrell, who maintains he's done nothing wrong, contends ethics charges against a lawmaker must first be reviewed by the legislative panel. A Supreme Court hearing is set for Tuesday.

Ga. lawmaker wants to cap profits on new reactors

...would face limits on profits it would make from building two nuclear reactors in Georgia under a plan from a Republican state lawmaker.Rep. Jeff Chapman, R-Brunswick, said Monday that he wants to write legislation loosely inspired by an agreement that...

Ga. lawmaker: Campus carry provision to be dropped

...to carry weapons on public college campuses will be dropped from a revised gun bill expected to be introduced soon, a key lawmaker said Thursday.Rep. John Meadows, chair of the House Rules Committee and a lead sponsor of the bill, said in an interview...

Georgia lawmaker revises civil forfeiture bill, adds judicial review

ATLANTA - A state lawmaker behind an effort to overhaul Georgia's civil forfeiture laws has made key changes to the bill, which stalled last year amid...