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Nathan Deal, Jason Carter report fundraising totals ahead of session

11:44 am Feb. 7, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter had a busy few weeks before the start of this year’s legislative session.

Deal’s campaign said he raised $319,000 in cash and another $3,000 in in-kind contributions between New Year’s Day and Jan. 13, when the General Assembly gaveled itself in. Those two weeks are crucial, as Deal is banned from raising campaign funds during the session. The governor now has about $4.3

Legislative tip sheet: Putting probationers on pause

8:51 am Feb. 7, 2014

The House and Senate convene at 9 a.m. today – an early assembly designed for a quick weekend getaway.

The Senate is set to pass the midyear budget.

The House intends to dabble in territory that would be familiar to Charles Dickens. Maybe you saw this recent piece by our AJC colleague Rhonda Cook:

Private probation companies are responsible for monitoring and collecting fines from Georgians who commit misdemeanor crimes, such as