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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

First Slice 1/23/13: Gov. Deal considers alternative choices for stadium deal

Backyard chickens could be en route to Cobb County.
Gov. Nathan Deal said yesterday that he's looking into different options for funding a new Falcons stadium. While he acknowledged that the proposed $300 million of public funding seemed "a little bit high," he also saw the long term cost-saving merits of building a new facility that's expected to cost at least $1 billion. And this morning, Saporta Report says that a new proposal - one that would bypass the state legislature and give the authority to change bonding capacity to the city - may now be a frontrunner.

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Cobb County may soon allow homeowners on small lots to keep chickens on their property. "If I can have 15 to 20 dogs in my backyard without the county coming in and checking it out or over, why can't I have a hen or a duck?," said Joseph Pond, Backyard Chicken Alliance founder, to WABE.

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