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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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Meet the 2013 legislators

Get to know the state legislators that represent you in Gwinnett County.

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House re-elects Boehner speaker

The House and Senate ushered in a new Congress Thursday, re-electing embattled Republican John Boehner speaker and hailing one of its own senators who returned a year after being felled by a stroke.

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2 dead in bus crash into overpass at Miami airport

At Miami International Airport, two large signs warn drivers of large vehicles not to pass beneath the 8-foot-6 inch concrete overpass. Authorities say two passengers are dead and others have been critically injured after a too-tall charter bus smashed into the overpass, crumpling metal.

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GOP in Ga. Senate nominates Shafer as new leader

ATLANTA -- Republicans in the state Senate picked a new leadership team Thursday in a decision that may signal its members are tired of the intraparty strife that has gripped the chamber.

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Balfour's ethics fine too weak, colleague says

A first-term state senator wants stiffer penalties for a veteran colleague who admitted filing erroneous documentation so he could get paid for in-state work on days he was not in Georgia.

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