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POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Storm response makes waves in governor’s race

Gov. Nathan Deal’s detractors say Atlanta’s storm woes are a sign of poor leadership; Congressman Johnson named ranking member.

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Gov. Deal discusses state response to snow

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal held a press conference Wednesday to update conditions and respond to critics over snow response.

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Gov. Deal to work on Capitol honor for Martin Luther King

Gov. Nathan Deal says he will work on a way to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Capitol Hill, while announcing an expansion to justice reforms to give rehabilitated people a chance at jobs.

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Sen. David Shafer addresses Gwinnett Chamber to preview legislative session

Duluth Sen. David Shafer will play a key role in the upcoming session of the General Assembly, as president pro tempore of the Senate.

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Congressmen hold field hearing on Obamacare in Gainesville

Rep. Rob Woodall presides over proceedings

About 200 people turned out Monday for a Gainesville field hearing of the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, conducted by U.S. Rep.. The hearing was the second of four planned across the country to hear from constituents about the impacts of the Affordable Care Act.

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Balfour indicted on theft, false statement charges

Balfour, once the chairman fo the powerful Rules Committee, was indicted this week by a Fulton County grand jury with 16 counts of making a false certificate, one count of theft by taking and one count of false statement and writing.

Qualifying closes for state house districts representing Gwinnett

Qualifying has closed for the special election for State House Districts 100 and 104.

State tax revenues up in July

Office of Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that $88.5-million bump in collections marked a 6.7 percent increase compared to July 2012

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Broun introduces health care reform alternative

Gwinnett congressman, who is a doctor, introduces his own plan for health care reform, which is a fraction the length of the so-called Obamacare plan.

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Nunn announces 2014 senatorial campaign

Michelle Nunn, the daughter of former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn, announces she will be a Democratic candidate in the race to replace retiring U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss in 2014.

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Bob Barr seeks Congress seat

Former Rep. Bob Barr announced Friday that he will seek the Republican nomination for the 11th Congressional District seat held by U.S. Rep. Phil Gingrey.

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Gingrey announces run for Senate

Congressman Phil Gingrey enters the GOP race to replace U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss.

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Graves won't run for Chambliss' Senate seat

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, R-Ranger, announced this morning he will not seek the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Moultrie, when Chambliss' term expires in 2014.

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Broun says he wants automatic budget cuts to occur

SAVANNAH — Traveling across Georgia to tout his candidacy for the U.S. Senate, Republican Rep. Paul Broun said Friday that he sees $100 billion in automatic budget cuts as Washington's only realistic option for trimming spending.

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Sen. Chambliss won't seek re-election

Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss will not run for a third term next year, avoiding a likely fight with the tea party for the Republican nomination, a congressional aide said Friday.

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