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One person several folks have mentioned is Maggie Lee, who has been one of the GONSO reporters covering the Legislature. Maggie has been on top of consumer issues, especially Georgia Power's plan to charge now for nuclear plants it will build later. Today, Maggie has another story, an analysis, on how the utility giant is threatening to pull the plug on additional nuke plants if it doesn't get its way.
Also, the rest of the nation may have taken on a "bluer" tinge after the November elections, but Georgia remains determinedly "red." That means one group in the General Assembly, the Black Caucus, lives in a sort of legislative limbo. Veteran Georgia reporter takes a look today at the caucus, its agenda and its leaders.
Finally, our Soapbox today is by Michael Dobbins, a Georgia Tech architect and former Atlanta Commissioner of Planning, who tells us there is hope for the city's transportation dilemmas.
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