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Ga. Senate OKs compromise bill on medical marijuana

Georgia appears on the verge of having a medical marijuana law after the state Senate passed a bill to allow cannabis oil to be used to treat eight medical conditions.
Georgia lawmakers set for committee meeting to combine House, Senate medical marijuana bills

ATLANTA - State Rep. Allen Peake said he will make a pitch to a powerful Senate committee to meld two medical marijuana bills passed by the upper and lower chambers of the General Assembly.
Georgia Senate OKs medical marijuana bill, House backs earlier restaurant alcohol sales on Sundays

ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers pushed dozens of bills through the House and Senate on Friday, working into the evening to meet a deadline for keeping proposed legislation alive.
Alleged hospital fraud is detailed

It would have been cheaper for an Atlanta public hospital to hire employees and pay them full benefits than use state Sen. Charles Walker's temporary workers, witnesses testified Friday.
Abortion bill clears Senate committee

ATLANTA - A bill that would create a 24-hour waiting period before women could have an abortion cleared a Senate committee Monday, over the objections of Democrats and abortion-rights activists.
Charles Walker

It was in 1982 when, overcoming a rocky political start, this young man was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives. But Charles Walker's political influence -- and his ability to help his community -- rose after becoming a state senator in 1990.
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