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Fatal wreck closes part of I-85 southbound near Suwanee

October 26, 2013 | | Legislature 2009


House to vote on tax deal after Senate approves

January 01, 2013 | | Legislature 2009


Former Vice President Cheney has heart transplant

March 24, 2012 | | Legislature 2009


Sunday editions may be delayed

Due to mechanical problems in production, some subscribers to Sunday's Times may receive their paper later than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience.

December 18, 2011 | | Legislature 2009


Gadhafi confirmed dead, Libyan officials say

October 20, 2011 | | Legislature 2009


Legislature 2009: Will budget cuts do?

ATLANTA - There is an excitement akin to the last day of school when the Georgia General Assembly reaches its final day.

April 05, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2009


At legislature's deadline, DOT reform gets approval

ATLANTA - Transportation was the issue that Lt. Gov Casey Cagle was banking on Friday, and as the final minutes ticked away from the 2009 session, so did hope for a 1-cent sales tax that would fund hundreds of road projects.

April 04, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2009


Gainesville mayor, school chairman get referendum

The state Senate on Friday passed a pair of bills authorizing a nonbinding referendum on an elected mayor and board of education chairman for the city of Gainesville.

April 04, 2009 | By Ashley Fielding and Jessica Jordan The Times | Legislature 2009


Local colleges get full building funds, among other business

2010 budget doesn't cut building funds

April 04, 2009 | From staff and wire reports | Legislature 2009


Legislature passes $18.6 billion budget for 2010

The Georgia General Assembly has completed work on its one required item: the state budget.

April 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2009


Gainesville mayor, BOE initiative headed to voters

ATLANTA - The state Senate has passed a pair of bills authorizing a nonbinding referendum on an elected mayor and board of education chairman for the city of Gainesville.

April 03, 2009 | Ashley Fielding | Legislature 2009


Legislators OK full funding for Gainesville State, North Georgia college buildings

ATLANTA - The compromise budget approved Friday by House and Senate conferees includes the full $31.2 million for a new academic building at Gainesville State College.

It also contains $16.4 million for building renovations on the campus of North Georgia College and State University in Dahlonega.

April 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2009


Georgia House OKs Mills' embryo adoption bill

ATLANTA - The Georgia House gave final approval to a bill by Rep. James Mills, R-Chestnut Mountain, which would permit adoption of embryos.

The House voted to accept minor changes made by the Senate.

April 03, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2009


It's do-or-die today at Capitol

The Georgia General Assembly will begin a fast and furious game of beat the clock when the opening gavel sounds today in the House and Senate.

April 02, 2009 | Harris Blackwood | Legislature 2009


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