4 things we learned under the Gold Dome today: An official dog

A two-year-old Pit Bull mix runs plays in an outdoor pen at the DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement kennel in Decatur. Photo: Phil Skinner / pskinner@ajc.com

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A two-year-old Pit Bull mix runs plays in an outdoor pen at the DeKalb County Animal Services and Enforcement kennel in Decatur. Photo: Phil Skinner / pskinner@ajc.com


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First day back after a four-day break was productive for the Georgia Legislature. Here are 4 things that happened at the Georgia Capitol today that you should know.

1. The Georgia House backed an effort Tuesday to help enforce limits on the sale of products containing pseudoephedrine, a common ingredient in some allergy and cold medicine that is also used to make methamphetamine. [More on what this means for you at the drugstore.]

2. Georgia House members passed House Bill 561 to officially name a state dog: "the adoptable dog." [What does this mean for the University of Georgia's beloved Uga?]

3. Students at Georgia's public colleges and universities will see no tuition increases next school year. [But how long will this last?]

4. A South Georgia legislator introduced legislation requiring the state to alert residents and local governments when a landfill leaks. [More on the landfill leak that started all of this.]