ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives and state Senate are at loggerheads over how Georgians should tell time. The House passed legislation last Friday calling for the Peach State to observe daylight saving time all year. That followed action the Senate took the week before to put Georgia on standard time permanently. The one […]
Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson devoted her first State of the County speech to maintaining the "Gwinnett Standard."
Gwinnett County has cleared the final step before closing on its plans to buy the majority of Gwinnett Place Mall for redevelopment.
Most of Gwinnett County's commissioners expressed support for legislation that will change the way the county's elections board members are chosen on Tuesday.
Half a decade after the salaries for the county's four district commissioners were raised — while leaving then Chairwoman Charlotte Nash's pay unchanged — the chairwoman's salary was tackled by the Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
The Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office has already begun justice community initiative that involves programs such as pre-trial diversion, but it is looking to eventually discourage young people from becoming repeat offenders.
ATLANTA — Republican state lawmakers took a major step Monday toward overhauling voting by mail and other election procedures in Georgia with passage of an omnibus bill by the state House of Representatives along party lines.
ATLANTA - The late Gov. Zell Miller will be honored with a monument on the grounds of the Georgia Capitol under legislation the state Senate passed unanimously Monday.
Ongoing COVID response, a performance audit and transit are some of the things Gwinnett County commissioners are tackling as they get acclimated after a major overhaul of the board.
Gwinnett County already offers election materials in English and Spanish because of a federal mandate dealing with language access for non-English speaking voters, but the county could soon expand that access to at least three Asian languages as well.
The underlying message that came out of Solicitor General Brian Whiteside's office on Friday afternoon is that he will fight the state of Georgia in court if a controversial omnibus elections reform bill, House Bill 531, pending in the Georgia House of Representatives becomes law.
Taylor's swearing in ceremony was original supposed to take place in December, but it was postponed until this weekend after he tested positive for COVID-19 right before Christmas.
A wide-ranging bill clamping down on absentee voting in Georgia that has split Republicans and Democrats moved in the state House of Representatives on Wednesday.
ATLANTA – An omnibus bill proposing broad changes to Georgia’s absentee and in-person voting faced more debate in a state House committee on Monday, adding to a trove of other elections-focused bills in the state Senate.
Former Sen. David Perdue has decided against becoming a candidate in the 2022 Georgia US Senate race a week after filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission.
ATLANTA – Legislation legalizing online sports betting in Georgia cleared a committee in the state House of Representatives for a second time Monday. The House Economic Development and Tourism Committee passed the measure almost three weeks ago, but it was sent back for further work and a second vote. The biggest change in the bill […]
A bill to limit how local governments in Georgia can impose what energy sources their businesses, houses and other buildings can use passed out of the state House of Representatives on Monday.
Gwinnett County commissioners are discussing the possibility of using a county ordinance to reduce the punishment someone could face for possessing small amounts of marijuana, including eliminating jail time.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp signed a $26.5 billion mid-year budget Monday that restores $2.2 billion in spending cuts the General Assembly imposed on state agencies last June due to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Democratic legislators from Gwinnett who participated in a virtual town hall discussion on varying issues facing the county on Wednesday decried a slew of bills that have been introduced in the Georgia General Assembly in the aftermath of the 2020 election and the Jan. 5 U.S. Senate runoffs.
The Georgia Senate passed two bills Thursday aimed at protecting victims of human trafficking, advancing a key plank of Gov. Brian Kemp’s legislative agenda.
ATLANTA -- The General Assembly gave final passage Thursday to a $26.5 billion fiscal 2021 midyear budget that covers state spending through June 30.
ATLANTA – First-time unemployment claims in Georgia rose slightly last week, even as claims nationwide declined, the state Department of Labor reported Thursday. Jobless Georgians filed 32,386 initial claims last week, up 5,171 from the week before. Since the coronavirus pandemic struck Georgia 11 months ago, the state has paid out more than $18 billion […]
ATLANTA – Georgia officials unveiled plans Wednesday to give $1,000 bonuses to a large chunk of state government employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Georgia House lawmakers rehashed a bill Tuesday aimed at pushing back the deadline when voters can request and send in absentee ballots before elections.
The Georgia Senate unanimously passed a $26.5 billion mid-year budget Tuesday to fund state-run public health, police and schools through June 30, adding more money for initiatives to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and boost broadband internet in rural areas.
ATLANTA – Legislation extending COVID-19 liability protection to Georgia businesses and hospitals until July 14 of next year cleared the state House of Representatives Tuesday. Lawmakers voted 99-68 along party lines to extend the sunset on a bill the General Assembly passed last June shielding businesses and health-care facilities in Georgia from lawsuits brought by […]
State legislators, county commissioners and Gwinnett school board Chairman Everton Blair will participate in a virtual town hall on Wednesday night.
State Rep. Chuck Efstration, R-Dacula, has filed legislation to rename a section of SR 8, from the Gwinnett-Barrow county line to Cedars Road in memory of former Dacula Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks, who died two years ago while serving as the city's leader.
A state Senate committee debated a measure Monday to limit terms for Georgia House and Senate members to 12 years total, as well as doubling the term for state senators from two to four years.
Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners member Kirkland Carden talks about the journey to get the Confederate monument in Lawrenceville Square removed on Feb. 4, 2021. (Video: Curt Yeomans)
The Confederate monument at the Gwinnett County Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville was disassembled and put on the back of a flatbed truck with little fanfare Thursday night.
Legislation blocking boys from playing in girls’ sports in Georgia and giving athletes cause to sue in court over violating that ban is up for debate in the General Assembly, sparking outrage from transgender rights advocates.
The Democrat-heavy Gwinnett legislative delegation is working on a bill to change how the county's elections board members are chosen after news broke that elections board chairwoman Alice O'Lenick, a Republican appointee to the board, told the Gwinnett GOP she wants Georgia election laws changed so her party "at least has a shot at winning."
ATLANTA -- A resolution calling for placing a statue of the late Congressman John Lewis inside the U.S. Capitol cleared a committee in the Georgia House of Representatives Wednesday.
ATLANTA – Republican state senators have rolled out a legislative package aimed at overhauling Georgia’s election laws by limiting who can vote by mail, outlining how to prove identification and outlawing absentee-ballot drop boxes.
State Sen. Clint Dixon filed a Senate resolution on Thursday to name the intersection of State Route 316 and Harbins Road, which is currently being converted to a limited access interchange, in honor of former Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Charlotte Nash.
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners now has a funding mechanism in place to pay for its purchase of Gwinnett Place Mall.
State Rep. Shelly Hutchinson, D-Snellville, and other members of the House filed a bill on Monday to make Feb. 21 a state holiday honoring U.S. Rep. John Lewis, a stalwart of the U.S. House of Representatives who died last year.
While speculation has been circulating that she may run for governor again in 2022, Stacey Abrams found her in the news on Monday for a different reason: she has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.
A state legislator from Gwinnett County is calling on U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., to strip controversial U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., of her committee assignments and back a censure of the congresswoman.
Gwinnett County commissioners will put on their other hats — as the county's Urban Redevelopment Agency board — and vote Tuesday on whether to issue bonds to buy Gwinnett Place Mall.
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux, D-Ga., got a new perspective on the vaccine distribution front: what it's like for small clinics who don't have as many resources as a larger hospital system.
Gwinnett County Board of Elections and Registrations Chairwoman Alice O'Lenick is under fire again for her opinions on elections after she suggested ending early voting if no excuse absentee voting is not ended in Georgia.
Gov. Brian Kemp has rolled out his administration’s bill package for foster care and adoption in Georgia that would boost tax credits for foster parents and tighten reporting requirements on child abuse.
Georgia voters would need to provide copies of their photo identification two separate times to cast absentee ballots under a bill introduced in the General Assembly.