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Political Matters

Political stories of interest and relevance to Habersham County.

Senate passes adoption bill, eases burden on medical examiners

With the completion of this week, we find ourselves a fourth of the way through the 2018 legislative session with several important bills being...

Rogers: History will show Deal to be one of Georgia’s greatest governors

2018 State Legislative session off to "eventful and exciting" start Editor's Note: State Rep. Terry Rogers (R-Clarkesville) represents the 10th District of Georgia which includes...

Wilkinson: Reliable rural broadband top legislative priority

"Providing reliable broadband service to rural Georgia at a reasonable price," that's what Georgia's 50th District Senator John Wilkinson views as the top priority...

Wilkinson: 2018 legislative session off to busy start

The 2018 legislative session kicked off this week amid a flurry of activity. With the Georgia Bulldogs playing in the College Football National Championship...

Deal: ‘Nothin’ lame ‘bout this duck’

Governor reflects on past seven years in office. Looks ahead to final year as lawmakers prepare to return to the Gold Dome. Editor's Note: Georgia...

‘Great Decisions’ foreign policy group begins 47th year at Piedmont College”

Anyone interested in discussing U.S. foreign policy in a cordial and non-partisan environment is invited to attend the Great Decisions group, which will begin...

Collins supports Financial Choice Act; votes to roll back Dodd-Frank reforms

Congressman Doug Collins (R-Ga.) is lauding this week's passage of a Republican bill aimed at gutting financial regulations put in place during the Obama administration.H.R....

Rep. Collins to hold telephone town hall Thursday

Ninth District Congressman Doug Collins (R-Gainesville) will hold a telephone town hall with constituents on Thursday, May 18 at 7:05 p.m.   A press release from Rep....

Deal signs FY 2018 budget

Gov. Nathan Deal today held budget signing ceremonies across the state for next year’s $25 billion state budget. The legislation, HB 44, funds initiatives in...

Sine Die

Medical cannabis, cyber security gains; adoption and flat tax losses On Thursday, March 30, the House and Senate completed legislative day 40, the final day...

Sine Die; legislature adjourns

The General Assembly has officially adjourned Sine Die, which means our official lawmaking duties are over for now. We will be back in Atlanta...

Secretary of State Brian Kemp running for governor in 2018

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp today announced he's running for governor in 2018. The Athens Republican threw his hat into the ring after...
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