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Democrat Carter, grandson of ex-president, to run for governor

November 07, 2013 | | Georgia Legislature

TSA agent killed, 2 others wounded in LA airport shooting

November 01, 2013 | | Georgia Legislature

Medicare chief apologizes for Obamacare problems

October 29, 2013 | | Georgia Legislature

US captures al-Qaida leader in 1 of 2 African raids

October 06, 2013 | | Georgia Legislature

House votes to delay Obamacare, avoid shutdown

September 29, 2013 | | Georgia Legislature

HOPE overhaul bill gets final OK from legislature

An overhaul of the cash-strapped HOPE scholarship is headed to Gov. Nathan Deal for his signature.

March 10, 2011 | Associated Press | Georgia Legislature

Miller pleased with Senate committee assignments

He may be one of the new kids on the block, but state Sen. Butch Miller said he has received prime committee assignments.

June 15, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Georgia Legislature

Gainesville won’t get an elected mayor just yet

As state lawmakers head under the Gold Dome for the final day of this year's legislative session, there won't be one peep about changing Gainesville's charter.

April 28, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature

Area officials applaud transportation bill

With an estimated $170 million in needed road improvements, Hall County stands to gain from a transportation bill passed last week by the Georgia General Assembly.

April 27, 2010 | Jeff Gill | Georgia Legislature

Gainesville City Schools superintendent tells teachers to embrace pay for performance

Gainesville City Schools Superintendent Merrianne Dyer is asking teachers to be proactive in embracing pending legislative changes.

April 26, 2010 | Brandee A. Thomas | Georgia Legislature

House pushes through state budget

It took a few last-minute deals, but the Georgia House of Representatives approved a $17.8 billion spending plan Thursday for the upcoming fiscal year.

April 14, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature

Debate heats up over driver’s license test bill

Supporters of a bill before the Georgia legislature that would require that driver's license exams be given only in English say the measure would improve public safety. Opponents say it discriminates against legal immigrants.

April 11, 2010 | From staff and wire reports | Georgia Legislature

Bill targets mall smash-and-grab crimes

An estimated $100,000 in designer clothing, expensive handbags and cell phones has been taken over the last few years in a series of smash-and-grab break-ins at North Georgia Premium Outlets.

April 04, 2010 | By Michele Hester Times regional staff | Georgia Legislature

Statehouse honors late EMS official

A local pioneer for emergency medical services was honored posthumously Thursday with resolutions from the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate.

April 01, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Georgia Legislature

Bill allowing backyard chickens may not survive Crossover Day

A backyard chicken coop might have been the norm 50 years ago, but it hasn't been legal for quite some time in Gainesville's city limits.

March 25, 2010 | Ashley Fielding | Georgia Legislature

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