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Legislators are ready to hit the ground running

State lawmakers are heading back to the Capitol on Monday, gearing up for a stronger start to the 2011 legislative session.

January 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Deal appoints 2 Gainesville men to serve on state boards

Gov. Nathan Deal appointed two Gainesville men to statewide boards Friday.

January 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Blackwood sworn in as highway safety chief

Gainesville resident Harris Blackwood is the new face of Georgia's road safety.

January 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Tuition hikes likely in Georgia

The first discussions on Georgia's budget began in the legislature Tuesday, with Chancellor Errol B. Davis telling lawmakers a tuition hike is likely for Georgia's universities.

January 19, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | State government

Hall representatives see few changes to committees

Committee assignments were made in the Georgia House of Representatives this past weekend, reflecting few changes for Hall County representatives.

January 17, 2011 | Melissa Weinman | State government

Legislators heading to work again

State legislators may not be taking a step into the House and Senate chambers again for more than a week, but most are still driving to the Capitol for the rest of this week and next week.

January 13, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Deal: More money to education, but other cuts coming

Gov. Nathan Deal said Wednesday he wants to cut vacant positions and slash state agencies' budgets but provide more money for education.

January 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Miller earns spot on 5 Senate committee

The state Senate Committee on Assignments released its list of committee chairmen and assignments Wednesday, and Sen. Butch Miller landed five spots.

January 12, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Gov. Nathan Deal's State of the State address

Lt. Governor, Mr. Speaker, President Pro Tem Williams, Speaker Pro Tem Jones, Members of the General Assembly, Constitutional Officers, Members of the Judiciary, my fellow Georgians:

January 12, 2011 | | State government

Wilheit ‘excited’ to take Board of Regents position

Gov. Nathan Deal put education at the top of his list Monday, appointing Gainesville resident Philip Wilheit to the Board of Regents shortly after his own inauguration.

January 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Deal’s budget plan to highlight State of the State address

After fighting through snow and ice to attend the first day of the 2011 legislative session Monday, lawmakers are trekking back to the Capitol today for the State of the State address.

January 11, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Deals play host at the governor’s mansion

Sunday felt like a family reunion at the Governor's Mansion.

January 09, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Deals presented with Cabbage Patch look-alikes

ATLANTA - Days before he will be sworn in as Georgia's 82nd governor, Gov.-elect Nathan Deal took a different kind of oath Friday morning at the Georgia State Capitol.

January 08, 2011 | Tasha Biggers | State government

Gov.-elect moves into mansion

The Governor's Mansion was ready for the Deals to arrive Thursday afternoon, with all the furniture in place and everything squeaky clean.

January 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

A Day of Service will help local groups

People in pain need care. The hungry need to be fed. And area nonprofits providing those services in Gainesville welcome volunteers ready to boost humanitarian missions.

January 06, 2011 | Erin Rossiter | State government

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