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A flood of new tax bills could vex Nathan Deal

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed dozens of measures since taking office that carve out hundreds of millions of dollars in special tax breaks. But he’s opposed more substantive changes to the tax code that powerful Republican lawmakers have long championed. Deal recently warned candidates aiming to replace him when he leaves office in 2019 to defy the “temptation” of broad ...

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Gingrich on a plot against Trump: ‘Of course, the deep state exists’

With the help of a former Georgia congressman and U.S. House speaker, the Associated Press has tackled the notion of a “deep state” conspiracy against the Trump administration. Here’s one thing that might be worth remembering, and goes unmentioned in the piece below: Just last October, during the final throes of the 2016 presidential campaign, it was the Hillary Clinton ...

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Your tip sheet: A record $25 billion state budget

Days remaining in the 2017 legislative session: 7 Both chambers go in at 10 a.m., but all eyes will on the Senate. That’s because the chamber is expected to back a record $25 billion state budget for the upcoming fiscal year that includes pay raises for 200,000 teachers and state employees and more than $1 billion worth of new construction ...

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Republicans assail Ossoff’s work with Al-Jazeera in Georgia’s Sixth

Republicans have seized on a new line of attack against Democrat Jon Ossoff’s campaign for Georgia’s Sixth District, questioning his documentary work for the Al Jazeera TV network. Former Johns Creek councilman Bob Gray, who has increasingly targeted Ossoff, launched a web ad this week with footage of the Democrat in Han Solo garb while in college. In white text, ...

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Deal worries House health plan would ‘punish’ states, lawmaker pledges help on the way

As Gov. Nathan Deal raised concerns again this week that the House GOP healthcare plan could “punish” Georgia and other states that didn’t expand the Medicaid program, a leading Georgia supporter of the plan urged patience. U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter is Georgia’s sole member on the House’s Energy Committee, and he’s voted twice to approve the plan to replace the Affordable ...

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Lawmaker: Under GOP health care bill, Georgia would be ‘significantly punished’

U.S. Rep. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, will be making the rounds at the state Capitol on Wednesday. He’s already put himself forward as a fan of the House Republican bid to replace the Affordable Care Act, and will probably make the case to state lawmakers this morning. Some people will take some convincing. In a morning piece by Andy Miller of ...

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Winter Storm Stella winds down

Winter Storm Stella blasted up the East Coast on Tuesday, providing much of the region with its biggest snowfall of the winter.   visit main article

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HUGE casting call includes 'Avengers'

A huge casting call now underway is perfect for sidekicks, hero wannabes, and 1980s throwbacks.  visit main article

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Woman and accomplice wanted for…

The Gwinnett Co. Police Department Criminal Investigations Section is asking for the public’s help in locating Katie Nicole Johnson, 35, who is a suspect in several thefts at a storage facility on Buford Dam Road.  visit main article

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Police thriller '.38' to begin…

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