March 30, 2012
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal greets lawmakers as he leaves the House Chambers on the last day of the Georgia General Assembly on Thursday, March 29, 2012, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)
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Gov. Nathan Deal is quietly celebrating a second successful year at the Legislature, with victories on tax and criminal justice reform.
State lawmakers scrambled Thursday to pass reams of legislation on the final day of their legislative session, including striking a last-minute agreement on legislation that would restrict abortions five months after women get pregnant.