This morning on ajc.com:
Bill targets council that oversees legislator’s private probation firm. After 24 hours of exposure, the grocery tax hike dead. Legislature passes mid-year budget with homeowners’ tax grants. FBI says two DeKalb court officials took bribes, fixed cases. Obama backs teacher merit pay, charter schools. Georgia unemployment claims down last month, but double that of February ’08. Lawyers for Saxby Chambliss fight subpoena in refinery case. State starts new food-safety guidelines.
Elsewhere in Georgia:
And the nation:
WSJ: As economy slips, new mothers cut short their maternity leave. NYT: Some banks, citing federal strings, want to return stimulus aid. DMN: Texas Senate sharply debates voter ID bill. ABC News: White House discloses two more lobbyist waivers granted.
And from the tube, Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert last night tackled the problems of Michael Steele, new chairman of the Republican National Committee:
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