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Lobbyist William Murphy Talmadge talks with interim Clayton County Attorney Jack Hancock (right) after a county commission meeting Tuesday. The Commission hired Talmadge to lobby legislators to vote against House Bill 399, which would cut millions of dollars from the county's tax collections.

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BOC turns to lobbyist to fight HB 399

Hiring leaves many questions

The Clayton County Board of Commissioners has made the political equivalent of a Hail Mary pass in its fight to stop legislation which could collectively cost the county and its school system $12.6 million.

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