July 27, 2011
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Political Notebook columnist Camie Young asks readers to keep informed and keep voting, as she leaves the Daily Postafter more than a decade.
As Gov. Deal signs gun bill, his gubernatorial challenger says he should do more for 2nd Amendment rights, while another challenger explains race.
U.S. Senate candidate Karen Handel to appear at meet and greet, and radio personality Herman Cain will broadcast live from Duluth.
A group of volunteers plan to rally Thursday in support of the Affordable Care Act. People with Organizing for Action’s Georgia chapter plan the event “to get out the facts about how Obamacare is already working and to tell the Tea Party, ‘enough already,’” a press release said.
State School Superintendent John Barge, who is challenging Gov. Nathan Deal, says ethics is a main tenet of his campaign.
The race to replace U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss could still be up in the air for Republicans, as two recent Gwinnett straw polls showed entirely different results.
New mayoral candidates qualify in Grayson, Sugar Hill and Loganville. While council contests are growing for Snellville and Duluth, some cities saw incumbents safely qualify for new terms.
Long-serving Councilwoman Allison Wilkerson hopes to replace Jim Hinkle as mayor in Grayson; Roche to mount Lawrenceville council campaign
Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss releases a joint statement with California Sen. Dianne Feinstein, as the two lead senators on the Intelligence Committee.
Americans for Prosperity-Georgia plans solar protest, while local tea party leaders support use
Doug Stoner seeks Democratic Party chairmanship; Peachtree Corners speech set
Congressmen Kingston, Broun and Woodall will attend a GOP Independence Day event.
Rey Martinez hopes to return to Loganville for the next city council meeting, after his deployment in the Middle East; Louise Radloff's husband Richard has passed away.
In recognition of National Hunger Awareness Day, U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson participated in a challenge to live for a week on $31.50 worth of food, which is the average weekly benefit for a food stamp recipient.
Unterman, other lawmakers, write a letter to Georgia's U.S. senators; new party chair takes over.
Loganville lawyer steps down from Democratic Party; tea party group changes name.
Gov. Nathan Deal made two trips to Gwinnett last week, but if you missed him, you have a chance to see him again on Tuesday.. Deal will be in Buford Tuesday to sign a bill into law involving public safety at Lake Lanier.. While a press release wasn't specific, the
Rachel Little excited to get to work as new GOP chair; Crist serves as House "Chaplain of the Day."
U.S. Reps. Woodall, Broun explain votes on appropriations bill Wednesday, with sequestration cuts; GOP prepares for convention Saturday.
U.S. Reps. Johnson, Woodall and Broun all unhappy about the across-the-board spending cuts that became affective Friday.
House committee assignments released Wednesday; GOP activist announces race for party chairman
A Gwinnett senator calls on an end to the political stalemate over health care exchanges; election certified.
The League of Women Voters of Georgia is encouraging people to vote no on a proposed constitutional amendment involving charter schools, although a poll shows a majority of voters support the November referendum.
Mark Williams names his campaign manager; Isakson releases statement on 9/11.
Georgia Dems unanimously support marriage equality plank at DNC convention; Charter school amendment to be topic at event.
Gwinnett Chamber backs off of support of charter school amendment; Thompson upset about rule change proposal.
Blasi, Brantley and Beaudreau expected at meet-and-greet Thursday.
Fresh off his victory in the Democratic primary, Hank Johnson drops a bill focused on election accuracy; Democrats take credit for defeating Rep. Doug McKillip, who switched parties, in the GOP primary.
U.S. Rep. Rob Woodall was excited this week to showcase his FairTax plan before a congressional subcommittee.
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.
U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss worked Wednesday to try to loosen the chokehold oil prices have on his constituents.
Gwinnett’s Rep. Brooks Coleman is ready to get started on a study on funding public education.
Congressman Rob Woodall has been involved this week in the negotiations on the federal budget, which has Republicans and Democrats in a showdown that could lead to a government shutdown.
Gwinnett leaders went to Washington last week, making a case with congressmen for transportation, water, immigration and tax reform issues.
Was it social media that finally “uncorked” the long-awaited Sunday sales bill that was all but dead in the General Assembly?
Georgia’s Republican senators reached across the aisle to sit with Democrats at Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. But the political divide remained in their thoughts on policies introduced by President Barack Obama in the speech.
Commissioner Mike Beaudreau is looking for volunteers.
Gwinnettians will have plenty of opportunities to talk to politicians in the days ahead.
Gwinnett officials will begin a listening tour this week.
Georgia’s representatives in Washington were taken aback by this weekend’s shooting in Arizona, where six people were killed at a campaign event for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.
Local tea party advocates are hoping to push the General Assembly to make ethics reform a top priority in the legislative session, which opens Monday.
Rob Woodall got his prime job assignment in Congress.
Tight budgets in 2011 aren’t just affecting government services.
The Georgia General Assembly has a difficult task ahead, with Census numbers revealing last week that a 14th congressman will be added to the state.
With $2 billion to be shaved from the state budget, legislators are making sure they don’t add to the problem by taking a pay increase themselves.
Just a few weeks before he takes office, Georgia’s new governor will be in Gwinnett for one of his few big speeches before taking office.
The candidate list for the special election for chairman will be decided this week.
This holiday travel season, Georgians angry over the new Transportation Security Administration full-body scans and pat downs have a sympathetic ear in Washington.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson is standing firmly behind Nancy Pelosi, just days after Pelosi took the blame for a ravaging of the Democrats’ control of Congress.
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.
The margin for victory could be big Tuesday, according to a poll on the District 7 congressional race.
Two Gwinnett County residents are asking voters to write them in on the ballot for Gwinnett Soil and Water Conservation district supervisor.
Earlier this year, the Atlanta Press Club debates revealed few differences in the men seeking Congressman John Linder’s office, since the crowded field heading for the primary were all Republicans.
Georgia’s two senators are putting up their fists in the state’s water wars with Alabama and Florida.
Libertarians this year aren’t just campaigning for office, but they are also campaigning against referenda on November ballots.
A year after Georgia’s historic floods, the state’s U.S. senators were glad to take part in the bipartisan passage of a bill to extend the National Flood Insurance Program.
November election lines could move a little faster, thanks to some bar code scanners that recently arrived in Gwinnett.
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.
Last week, Melvin Everson was preparing for a November battle against a long-term incumbent to try to become the first Republican labor commissioner.
A local legislator's bill aimed at protecting jobs died in the Legislature last week.
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.