State Sen. Butch Miller of Gainesville will replace Jim Butterworth as a floor leader in the Georgia Senate.
Though it sent a map of state House districts to Gov. Nathan Deal to sign this week, Republican leadership in the Georgia General Assembly says it is committed to making Hall County more whole in January.
If Georgia lawmakers move the date of a referendum for a special sales tax to fund transportation projects, it won't be until the next legislative session.
A new proposal for Georgia's congressional districts means Tom Graves may no longer represent Hall County's interests in the U.S. House of Representatives.
The Senate committee charged with reviewing a plan for new state House districts in Georgia has given the map a pass.
As maps for representation in Georgia's General Assembly receive their first full vote in House and Senate chambers today, lawmakers are still lobbying - and hopeful - for changes.
Maps for new state House and Senate districts are making their way through the halls of the Capitol, but the complaints for the lines drawn in Hall County are mounting.
It is no longer rumor or speculation: Hall County's political power is about to grow. As Georgia lawmakers migrate toward the Capitol for the special legislative session focused on reconfiguring the state's political boundaries, Hall County will see gains in representation and influence. The session to redraw the state's maps based on the new U.S. Census numbers begins Monday. Public comment on district proposals begins Tuesday. Those involved say they hope to avoid major conflicts. ...
As many as nine state lawmakers could represent Hall County's interests under the Gold Dome if two proposed maps for the state's House and Senate districts are approved.
As a Republican mayor of a small southwest Georgia town stood on the steps of a federal courthouse in downtown Atlanta nearly two weeks ago, he spoke words meant to strike a blow more powerful than any political rhetoric.
ATLANTA - State-licensed insurance companies will soon be able to sell health policies offered in other states that provide less coverage than Georgia requires.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal has frozen Georgia's gas tax, preventing a tax hike that would have kicked in July 1.
Georgia's new legislative districts should respect municipal and county boundaries and reflect the voting patterns and interests of their residents, speakers told those responsible for drawing the state's new maps Tuesday.
Equal representation for an equal number of people. It doesn't seem like such a difficult concept.
Gov. Nathan Deal appointed two Gainesville men to state board this week. Wayne M. Jessup of Gainesville will serve on the Lake Lanier Islands Development Authority. Jessup retired as managing partner from the certified public accounting firm of Jessup Compton & Pierce PC in 2010. He is a former member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and is a life member of the Georgia Society of Certified Accountants. He is also a former ...