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Drawing state's new district maps a messy task

Equal representation for an equal number of people. It doesn't seem like such a difficult concept.

June 18, 2011 | Ashley Fielding | State government

Deal appoints 2 Gainesville men to state positions

Gov. Nathan Deal appointed two Gainesville men to state board this week.

June 17, 2011 | From staff reports | State government

Deal appoints Gainesville optician to state opticians board

Gov. Nathan Deal appointed Joseph John Reed of Gainesville to the Georgia State Board of Dispensing Opticians on Friday.

May 27, 2011 | From staff reports | State government

New Ga. immigration law may face legal fight

ATLANTA - Georgia's controversial new immigration bill is now law.

May 14, 2011 | From staff, wire reports | State government

Ga. task force to help develop downtowns

A statewide task force on downtowns may find a way to help Gainesville's square pull through the economic downturn.

May 06, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Chamber gets summary from state legislators

They may be off the clock, but area state representatives took time Friday to check in with the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

April 30, 2011 | Brandee A. Thomas | State government

Lobbyists spend big during legislative session

State lawmakers know how to work hard, and some also know how to play hard.

April 26, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

GOP education agenda takes back seat this year

ATLANTA - The list of education bills came straight from the GOP playbook: vouchers, charter schools, teacher performance, parental empowerment. But each one failed this year, even with a near super-majority for the Republican party under the Gold Dome.

April 25, 2011 | From staff and wire reports | State government

Regents: Huckaby is only finalist for chancellor position

A retired University of Georgia administrator is the sole finalist to become the new chancellor of the University System of Georgia, the state Board of Regents announced Friday.

April 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Deal signs bill to create panel to study criminal justice system

Georgia's criminal justice system must change, Gov. Nathan Deal said Friday as he signed legislation in his son's Hall County courtroom.

April 23, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Deal names partner’s son to Board of Public Safety

Gov. Nathan Deal appointed two Hall County men to state boards Friday, including the son of one of his business partners.

April 22, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Rogers looks to trim state’s health care costs

The General Assembly passed the 2012 budget last week, but state lawmakers are still looking for ways to trim costs.

April 21, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Bill would combine state departments

It's finally time for politicians to create a smaller state government, says a Hall County lawmaker.

April 20, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Deal reflects on first 100 days in office

The morning after the 2011 legislative session ended, Gov. Nathan Deal was busy.

April 19, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

Gold Dome session delivers success, disputes

As politicians and political scientists begin to measure the success of the 2011 legislative session, they're noting what was accomplished during a relatively quiet 40 days.

April 17, 2011 | Carolyn Crist | State government

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