ATLANTA (AP) -- A report shows Georgia's revenues totaled nearly $1.49 billion in July, an increase of 5.5 percent over the same month a year ago.<br />
The office of Gov. Nathan Deal said Thursday that both individual and corporate income tax collections were up, along with gross sales tax collections.<br />
Deal's office says the overall net sales tax increased $25.5 million, or 5.9 percent compared to the same month last year. Meanwhile, corporate income tax collections increased nearly $12.5 million, or roughly 89 percent compared to July 2013.
House Republican leaders rallied around one of their own, Whip Steve Scalise, on Tuesday after he said he regrets speaking 12 years ago to a white supremacist organization and condemns the views of such groups.
President Vladimir Putin's chief political foe was convicted along with his brother on Tuesday in a fraud case widely seen as a vendetta by the Kremlin, triggering one of Russia's boldest anti-government demonstrations in years.
The federal government announced plans Thursday to step up monitoring wild birds for avian influenza this fall to provide an early warning of any resurgence of a disease that devastated poultry farms in the Upper Midwest.