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Governor signs law protecting autism treatment coverage

Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for April 30, 2015.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Johnson holding forum for disadvantaged businesses

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for April 26, 2015.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Perdue presides over first hearing on State Department oversight

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for April 23, 2015.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Congressmen advocate for 2016 presidential debate in Georgia

The Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for April 9, 2015.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Sen. Johnny Isakson calls for stronger stance against ISIL

Gwinnett Daily Post political notebook for March 15, 2015.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Johnson proposes expanded federal authority to investigate officer-involved shootings

Gwinnett Daily Post’s Political Notebook for March 1, 2015.

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Education, transportation top priorities for Deal

In his State of the State address, Gov. Nathan Deal said great challenges require great cooperation.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Many Obamacare enrollees in Georgia to receive tax credits

The vast majority of people who signed up for health coverage during the first month of open enrollment will receive financial assistance.

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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: New laws take effect on Jan. 1

Security freezes for minors, additional fees for reckless driving among the new statutes.

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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.

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