January 13, 2010
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Democrats tout study that says new Obamacare law saves Georgians money, while senators continue the push to take away the funding.
Gwinnett Tea Party meeting to be held Tuesday; Isakson, Chambliss co-sponsor estate tax repeal bill.
Congressman Jack Kingston stopped by the Daily Post on Friday to talk about a possible run for the U.S. Senate in 2014.
Former state representatives campaigning to lead county Republican party; State of the County to be held Wednesday.
Local leaders in Washington are shocked and saddened by consulate attack.
Nine Gwinnettians are among the Georgia delegation to the GOP convention; Unterman receives high marks on education reform.
Chambliss, Deal to speak at Chamber of Commerce events this week; McKinney fails to meet deadline to be on ballot.
Dooley backs down from Senate race; transportation chat scheduled
Gwinnett officials meet with U.S. House Speaker Boehner during D.C. trip; Commission candidate Hunter's reprimand causes stir; Voters respond positively to sales tax during poll
Local legislator glad to pass budgeting bill; Gwinnett elections director picked for election law review committee.
Local congressmen and senators talk about tax reform, on the day of the federal income tax deadline.
Local congressman earns praise for running an efficient office. Peachtree Corners council to be sworn in Sunday.
Gwinnett Republicans aided Peachtree Corners Councilwoman-elect Jeanne Aulbach in the city runoff Tuesday; State Court judicial candidate Emily Brantley plans a campaign launch.
Citizens for a Responsible Government endorses Dacula man seeking commission post; judicial candidate to host fundraiser.
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall applauds bipartisan effort to add jobs by reducing regulation; Rep. Hank Johnson signs on to bill that would ensure due process to detainees.
Snellville councilman OK after wreck
Rep. David Casas switches alliances in presidential race.
Business owners can help Red Tape Watch effort; Feb. 6 last day to register for March vote
Johnson touts help to residents.
State of the Union reaction.
Johnson served as grand marshal in King Day parade.
Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute class meets with leaders
A senator for the state with the most bank failures in the nation is excited about a study to look into the cause of the trend.. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, as well as Congressman Lynn Westmoreland, sponsored the legislation, which sets up the studies. It passed the House of Representatives this
More candidates enter judicial races.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Elected officials in favor of cityhood for Peachtree Corners, Bender endorsements
Commissioner, school board member, legislators back cityhood for Peachtree Corners; Snellville mayoral race endorsements.
Activists want fair treatment for demonstrations, Gingrich to appear, Snellville man to run for House
Woodall's week away from Washington, HOT topic at town hall.
Johnson on Social Security, Snellville forum tonight.
Congressman pleased with recent water ruling.
Barrow politicians in the park event; Dems discuss expanding gwinnett commission; picketing event
While much of the focus last week has been on the November's city elections taking shape, a local businessman announced a 2012 campaign for a newly redrawn House seat.. Mark Williams, who has been involved in the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District for years, said he last week will seek
Some cities have finalized their ballots.
State Sen. Curt Thompson will be a part of a panel discussion on Gwinnett's diversity this week.
This is one of the most, uh, gutsy campaign tactics I've ever heard of.
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall was excited this week to showcase his FairTax plan before a congressional subcommittee.
A Gwinnett legislator will play a role in the aftermath of Atlanta's cheating scandal.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is a friend of parks.
Republicans are looking at a rule change that could streamline the organization.
Gwinnett's Congressman Rob Woodall was part of the debate in Washington this week about the controversial raising of the debt ceiling.
After President Barack Obama's announcement last week about withdrawing troops from Afghanistan a decade after the Sept. 11 attacks began the war on terrorism, U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall said he is left with a few questions.
There's even an app for one of Georgia's senators.
Just before coming home for the Memorial Day weekend, Georgia's senators voted in Washington to extend three key provisions of the Patriot Act, the post-Sept. 11 law intended to help law enforcement that has faced criticism, especially from Libertarians.
Gwinnett Democrats are asking the county's new chairwoman to get started on ethics reform after her predecessor resigned from office to avoid indictment.
This weekend, one of the possible GOP presidential hopefuls will be in Lawrenceville.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is being honored as a friend to the animals.
New Gov.-elect Nathan Deal celebrated his election win Wednesday with Sonny Perdue, his predecessor who became the first Republican governor of Georgia since Reconstruction by also beating Roy Barnes, the Democrat Deal beat Tuesday.
A political adviser has tossed a new name into the Gwinnett chairman's race, and she already has some momentum.
Voters have the chance to meet many of the local candidates -- but not at the same place.
Lawrenceville is promising another interesting election year.
Congressional candidate Rob Woodall praised Gwinnett leaders for efforts to draw jobs to the county.
As former Gov. Roy Barnes began an ad campaign bashing his Republican opponent Nathan Deal, Deal reportedly expanded his lead in the upcoming gubernatorial race.
Doug Heckman didn't take long to take a swipe as his competitor in the 7th Congressional District race.
Gwinnett's Washington representatives on both sides of the political spectrum voted to extend unemployment benefits last week.
Another congressional candidate has weighed in on the billboard debate, which has grown since Republican Jody Hice erected signs referring to President Barack Obama's "change" with a communist symbol in the word.
One of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement is expected to back incumbent U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson today.
The tea party pick for U.S. House District 4 -- at least by the spokesman and organizer of the Atlanta Tea Party Patriots -- is Liz Carter.
Sheriff Butch Conway is getting involved in yet another political battle this July. The popular lawman is endorsing Wayne Hill, who served as chairman for 12 years before losing the job in 2004. He is now seeking a state House seat in northern Gwinnett.
While most Gwinnettians will have two tax bills this year, after the county's infamous second billing for 2009, John Heard may have to worry about a third.
For the first time in more than a decade, Gwinnett's cities will have a new representative on the Atlanta Regional Commission.
A lawsuit between two former Snellville city councilmen is over. Joe Anderson, who is now running for a state Senate seat, sent out a press release saying the suit brought by Robert Jenkins has been dismissed and that all opportunity for appeal has been exhausted, while Jenkins said he was prepared to appeal before attorneys reached an agreement to let the issue lie.
There's a gun battle brewing in the Congressional District 4 race.
In his campaign for Congress in Georgia, minister and radio commentator Jody Hice is tackling issues across the country.
One of Gwinnett's congressmen got a coveted seat on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
With a still simmering political climate in Barrow County, politicians clambered to qualify last week in the upcoming county elections.
Last week, dozens of politicians stepped forward to run for office. Some challenged incumbents, others sought new terms and many are vying to replace outgoing lawmakers.
Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson has cast his support to Liz Carter in the upcoming District 4 Congressional race.
Gwinnett politicians are returning to their positions on the ballot, two months after U.S. Rep. John Linder's retirement announcement caused them to scramble.
Last week, Melvin Everson was preparing for a November battle against a long-term incumbent to try to become the first Republican labor commissioner. Now, Everson's big fight will be in July.
While U.S. Rep. John Linder said last week his former chief of staff is the man to replace him in Congress as a leader for tax reform, during a tax day event Friday, the Atlanta tea party endorsed another candidate.
With a byline on one of John Linder's best-selling FairTax books, Rob Woodall definitely has his old boss in his corner.
A former federal prosecutor became the third candidate to seek state Rep. Clay Cox's state House seat as he turns his attention to a congressional campaign.
The island of Guam may not capsize, but a hyperbolic comment from a local legislator has caused many radio commentators to roll over in laughter. U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is defending his strange questioning during a U.S. Armed Services Committee hearing, where he expressed concerns that a troop deployment could cause the island to capsize.
A local legislator's bill aimed at protecting jobs died in the Legislature last week. The Georgia Employer and Worker Protection Act proposed by Rep. Bobby Reese, R-Sugar Hill, did not get a hearing before Crossover Day Friday, ending its chances of passage this year.
Congressman Nathan Deal's departure became official this week, as soon as he fulfilled his obligation to vote against the national health care reform package.
Sheriff Butch Conway has now made his wishes known in both of Gwinnett's congressional races.
Ready for some hard-knuckle politics?
John Linder's surprise retirement announcement has sent many politicians scrambling, but Rep. David Casas was able to pull in some major endorsements when he announced he would run for state Senate.
Congressman John Linder and his colleagues in the Georgia Republican delegation are fighting a proposed expansion of Medicaid as a part of government takeover of health care.
Local legislators patted themselves on the back for taking furlough days, as they tackled a state budget crisis calling for furloughs for teachers, DFCS workers and more.
The politician whose name is emblazoned on a local water resource center said the most recent water wars ruling is "great news" for Gwinnett.
After taking a stab at getting access to the Tennessee River for drinking water, state Sen. David Shafer is now focusing his attention on water conservation. Shafer, R-Duluth, introduced legislation last week to fund the repair of the state's aging and leaky water infrastructure without forced tax or water rate increases.
Some local candidates have been pleased with their campaign fundraising, after reports for the last half of 2009 were due last week.
Lynette Howard's civic involvement began when she volunteered to plant flowers at her subdivision's entrance.
One town will be honoring an outgoing councilman, while another welcomes new leaders.
Brett Harrell has added to the growing list of former Snellville officials supporting him in a state House run.
A beloved elections advocate will return to the Gwinnett County Board of Registration and Elections. Joan Zellner, of Buford, was recently named back to the board, where she served from 1992 to 2008, including numerous terms as chairwoman.
What is good news for two commissioners may be bad news for Gwinnett's commission chairman.
With revenues still sinking, the biggest challenge of the 2010 legislative session will undoubtedly be how to balance the state's budget, House Majority Leader Jerry Keen said Wednesday.
After the resignation of House Speaker Glenn Richardson and Speaker Pro Tem Mark Burkhalter's announcement he would also step down, Republican legislators will decide on new leaders next week.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is back to work after his announcement of a decade long battle with Hepatitis C.
Gwinnett's two congressmen were divided -- along party lines -- on the health care reform bill, which passed on Saturday.