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.
COVID-19 liability protections for Georgia businesses and hospitals would be extended until July 14, 2022, under a bill introduced in the General Assembly.
Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan became the latest high-ranking Georgia Republican Tuesday to oppose ending no-excuse absentee voting following the state’s 2020 election cycle.
Nearly a half dozen officials from across Gwinnett County, including county and municipal government officials and the top local business leader, are consulting U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux on transportation matters.
Gwinnett County commissioners have a new way to let county residents put their names in the hat for consideration for appointment to a large multitude of boards and authorities that help deal with matters facing the community.
Calling it a “historic day,” freshman U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux offered praise for President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris after they were sworn in at their inauguration on Wednesday.
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.
Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson paused for a second and chose optimism on Friday as she reflected on the defeat of the county's transit referendum.
Gwinnett County residents, employees and visitors are going to have to mask up if they want to step on county property.
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.
Gwinnett County Board of Registrations and Elections Chairwoman Alice O'Lenick did not deny comments she made at a Gwinnett Republican Party meeting last week and resisted calls to resign Tuesday night.
A controversial Confederate monument that has stood on the grounds of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse for nearly 30 years is coming down.
Gwinnett County is preparing to launch an 11-member Police Citizens Advisory Board that will guide the county's police department as it adapts its policies and practices to meet the needs of the community.
The battle for votes in Georgia is set to leap from the ballot box to the state Capitol as legislative Republicans look to clamp down on vote-by-mail rules Democrats have championed amid recent electoral wins.
One of the Gwinnett County Republican Party's two representatives on the bipartisan county elections board told fellow members of the GOP that she major elections changes at the local and state levels, including restrictions on who can cast an absentee ballot.