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Today's GONSO

What comes first at General Assembly: political posturing or good policy?

by Tom Opdyke
The early rhetoric makes it clear that this session of the Georgia Legislature is going to be as difficult – and perhaps as long – as any in more than a decade.
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Problems abound with single party control

by J. Randolph Evans
Amidst all those smiling faces on the platform for the inauguration of the 44th President, real power struggles had already begun. As history confirms, the challenges in governing can be far greater when the same political party controls both the legislative and executive branches.
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Funding for Georgia health programs, trauma centers may be a smoking issue

by Bill Hendrick
Funding to pay for additional, critically needed trauma centers and to plug huge deficits in health spending programs for the poor might come down to whether legislators in Georgia – an old tobacco state – have the nerve to raise taxes on cigarettes.
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Tomorrow's Budget
County officials across state see 'most challenging year' grappling with budgets
by Tom Opdyke
As spring training looms, Braves look like a middle-of-the-pack team
by Paul Kaplan
Let's hope news media re-awaken before U.S. infrastructure crumbles
by Jon Sinton

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