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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressman shares holiday greetings

Rep. Rob Woodall said holiday season is a time to remember core values shared as a community.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall to serve on transportation committee

The committee is tasked with oversight of the nation’s transportation and water infrastructure.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: ‘Redshirt freshmen’ prepare for legislative session

Gwinnett legislators Chuck Efstration and Dewey McClain recently attended new member orientation.

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Woodall: ‘I see nothing but better things ahead for America’

Seventh District Congressman Rob Woodall was the guest speaker at the annual Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce legislative luncheon.

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Scheduled county water rate increase canceled

Planned rate increase will not go into effect, “modest” increase expected in 2017.

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Commissioners split on red light camera contract renewal

District 4 Commissioner John Heard and District 3 Commissioner Tommy Hunter cast the dissenting votes in the 3-2 decision to approve the contract.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall defends ‘CRomnibus’ vote

Gwinnett’s other congressmen — Rep. Paul Broun and Rep. Hank Johnson — voted against the $1.1 trillion spending bill.

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Hice: Repealing Obamacare, addressing immigration are top priorities

Congressman-elect said constituents want to see the Affordable Care Act repealed and replaced.

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Commissioners receive no input at public hearing

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners held a public hearing on the 2015 proposed budget on Dec. 8.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Local congressman makes ‘I can’t breathe’ speech

Rep. Hank Johnson took to the House floor in wake of a grand jury’s acquittal of the New York City police officer accused of choking Eric Garner to death.

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Commissioners seek public’s input on budget

The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners has called a meeting for Monday, Dec. 8.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressman expresses concern over police tactics, training

Rep. Hank Johnson one of three signers of letter to Attorney General Eric Holder.

Gwinnett 911 call center costs surpassing revenues

Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash told Gwinnett legislators on Monday that the county’s using funding reserves, and subsidies would be required in the future because of changes in technology and behavior. In an annual pre-General Assembly meeting with local lawmakers at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse, Nash said Gwinnett, Cobb and Columbia counties have been an exception to other areas of the state who are ahead in dealing with this issue.

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J. Alvin Wilbanks tells Gwinnett legislators to embrace Common Core

Wilbanks made his annual remarks in a pre-General Assembly meeting with the lawmakers at the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. In a presentation, he said he was in favor of Common Core standards in Georgia.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Woodall continues FairTax fight

Reforming tax code remains priority for 7th Congressional District representative.

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