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What clues does Montana’s special election hold for Georgia’s 6th District?

1:30 pm May. 24, 2017

HELENA, Mont. – The Treasure State may lie some 2,000 miles away from the northern Atlanta suburbs, but the politics in this sparsely-populated slice of the Rockies may hold some major clues for how Georgians could vote in the June 20 runoff for health Secretary Tom Price’s House seat.

Much like the race in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, Thursday’s special election here to replace Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in Congress is

Savannah port would get more money under Trump proposal

10:48 am May. 24, 2017

By Tamar Hallerman and J. Scott Trubey

The Trump administration proposed sending more federal dollars to Georgia’s top economic development project in its new budget request to Congress. However, the proposal for the Savannah port’s deepening project still falls far below boosters’ original ask of $100 million.

In its request for the 2018 fiscal year that begins Oct. 1, the Trump administration told Congress it would like to set aside some $50