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The American Library Association had its annual conference in Chicago last year. Several states have moved to disassociate with the ALA amid what some conservatives say has been politicization of the group. ALA officials deny having a political agenda. Claire Savage/AP hide caption

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In Georgia, a bill to cut all ties with the American Library Association is advancing

Several other states have made moves to disassociate from the nation's oldest library professional association. But Georgia's bill, the first of its kind in the nation, goes further than the others.

A general view of a game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Cleveland Browns on Oct. 24, 2004, at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland Ronald Martinez/Getty Images hide caption

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Opinion: No taxpayer handouts for pro stadiums

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The American Library Association had its annual conference in Chicago last year. Several states have moved to disassociate with the ALA amid what some conservatives say has been politicization of the group. ALA officials deny having a political agenda. Claire Savage/AP hide caption

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In Georgia, a bill to cut all ties with the American Library Association is advancing

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