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Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott and Jim Burress":

John Bazemore / Associated Press

Georgia Democrats responded to Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address, saying the governor's plan doesn't do enough for the everyday people of Georgia. In its Democratic response, the party called on the state to expand Medicaid, fund mass transit and raise the minimum wage. 

Jordan Strauss / Invision/Associated Press

It appears filmmaker Tyler Perry is poised to buy most of Fort McPherson in Southwest Atlanta. To get the deal done, the Atlanta City Council – on the urging of Mayor Kasim Reed – agreed Monday to put up $13 million in taxpayer funds in the event the deal falls through.

The sprawling, 488-acre Army base has been boarded up and unused since 2011. Mayor Reed has tried to finalize a deal since last summer, when a tentative agreement was reached between Perry, the McPherson Implementing Local Redevelopment Authority, and the Army, which still owns the base.

The death chamber at the state prison in Jackson, Ga.
Ric Feld / Associated Press

The state parole board Tuesday morning denied clemency for Warren Lee Hill. He's scheduled to be executed later tonight. Hill’s attorney argues his client’s intellectual disability bars Georgia from putting him to death.

Support for Police Body Cameras Grows in Metro Area

Sep 2, 2014

There are growing calls both nationwide and locally to start equipping police officers with body cameras after the shooting death of unarmed 18-teen-year-old Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri.

Speaking Tuesday at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church on the Atlanta’s Southwest side, Rev. Timothy McDonald of First Iconium Baptist Church said having officers wear the tiny devices could prevent the kind of unrest that happened in Ferguson after Brown’s death.