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Unterman prefiles ‘Safe Harbor’ legislation

Senate Bill 8 aims to address inconsistencies in the prosecution of human trafficking cases in Georgia.

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Political activists call on Woodall to fight ‘executive amnesty’

Representatives from the Gwinnett Tea Party, the Georgia Grassroots Coalition and CitizensBWise visited Rep. Rob Woodall’s Lawrenceville office on Wednesday.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senators react to release of CIA interrogation report

Sens. Johnny Isakson and Saxby Chambliss criticize release saying report will endanger Americans.

Gwinnett lawmakers seeking minimum wage hike, HOPE equality

Retail marijuana sales and medical marijuana use measures have also been prefiled for 2015 session of the General Assembly.

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Isakson kicks off 2016 re-election bid

Isakson, who turns 70 next month, remains popular among Republicans and easily won re-election in 2010. It remains to be seen who among Democrats might challenge him and whether he will face any opposition in the Republican primary.

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Ga. lawmakers press forward on medical marijuana

While an effort to bring a form of medical marijuana to Georgia garnered bipartisan support during the most recent legislative session, hurdles remain as lawmakers prepare to make another attempt at passing the legislation next year.

Clinton: Georgia Senate race vote on promise of future

Inside an Atlanta eatery steeped in civil rights history, former President Bill Clinton told a crowd filled with dignitaries and campaign workers that a vote for Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia’s key Senate race is a “vote on the promise of our future.”

David Perdue, Michelle Nunn take shots in Senate race debate

Senate candidates jab at each other in televised debate

Some polls suggest the decision on who will replace Saxby Chambliss as U.S. senator from Georgia won’t be made until a runoff election in January.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Senate candidates tout support from former Presidents

Candidates David Perdue and Michelle Nunn call on former White House occupants in bid to win Georgia Senate seat.

Secretary of State’s Office investigating voter registration fraud in Gwinnett

Gwinnett one of a dozen Georgia counties in which the activities of the New Georgia Project are under scrutiny.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gubernatorial candidates focus on ethics, education and a runoff

Deal and Carter spent the past week criticizing each other and questioning the other’s suitability to lead.

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Perdue tops Kingston, to face Michelle Nunn for U.S. Senate seat

In Gwinnett, Perdue beats Kingston by a little more than 4,000 votes.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Handel endorses Kingston in GOP U.S. Senate runoff

Former Secretary of State Karen Handel, the third-place finisher in this month’s U.S. Senate GOP primary, endorsed Jack Kingston in the runoff against David Perdue. Atlanta Tea Party’s Julianne Thompson also gives her support.

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Governor Deal gets nomination, looks toward November contest

Gov. Nathan Deal takes more than 70 percent of the support in the GOP primary Tuesday, over challenger John Barge and David Pennington.

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Gov. Deal faces two challengers in GOP primary

Dalton Mayor David Pennington and State School Superintendent John Barge will square off against incumbent Gov. Nathan Deal on the May 20 Republican primary ballot.

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