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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 […]

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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.

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

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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.

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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."

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ATLANTA – Legislation legalizing online sports betting in Georgia passed a committee in the state House of Representatives Tuesday.

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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.

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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.

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Democrat Joe Biden is now President of the United States. Two Democrats defeated two Republican incumbents to represent Georgia in the U. S. Senate, swinging the balance of power in the Senate to the Democrats who already control the House of Representatives. Therefore, you would think Georgia Republicans have figured out by now who the enemy is. Chances are you would have thought wrong.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives got some new committee chairmen Wednesday, as the chamber’s Committee on Assignments promoted some committee chairs to more prestigious chairmanships left vacant by departing members.

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