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Three gun bills on state Senate docket

The Georgia Senate was scheduled to consider pro-gun bills, House Bill 292 , House Bill 280, and House Bill 406 last Friday. But InsiderAdvantage has learned that consideration will take place tomorrow— the second to the last legislative day of the 2017 General Assembly. The National Rifle Association, Georgia carry and other Second Amendment proponents are going with a full-court press to secure passage.

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Georgia Allies Pave Way for Smooth Perdue Confirmation

After weeks of waiting, President Trump’s pick for agriculture secretary, former Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, got his hearing on Thursday. With Rep. David Scott (D- GA 13) and former Senator Saxby Chambliss (and former Agriculture Committee Chairman) at his side, Perdue got a warm welcome from Agriculture Committee Chairman Senator Pat Roberts (R- Kansas). Rep. Sanford Bishop (D- GA 2) was also present for the hearing offering his support.

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Breaking – OpinionSavvy poll shows Ossoff up big, Handel strong 2nd

A new poll from OpinionSavvy for Fox 5 News shows Democrat Jon Ossoff with a big lead in the 6th District Congressional race.

With a strong 40% of the vote, Ossoff leads a crowded 18 candidate field that seeks to replace former Congressman Tom Price, who vacated the position to join President Donald Trump’s cabinet as Secretary of Health and Human Services.

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Stonecrest mayor sees big opportunities

Jason Lary, who was elected first mayor of Stonecrest on Tuesday, knows his city got the biggest break possible about a month ago when developers announced plans for a massive sports complex in his city. Now, the city has its identity that is more than a shopping mall. “It is the best thing that could have happened,” he said of the complex. “Now, we are a city of destination.”

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Big field lines up for state Senate seat

The race for Georgia’s 6th Congressional District may have garnered national attention, but it’s not the only contest on the ballot in Cobb County on April 18th. An 8 person field is competing for the seat of former state Sen. Judson Hill, who vacated the position earlier this year to run for Congress.

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Ga. 6th Congressional District GOP Forums

The 6th District Republican Party organization will conduct three forums with the “top five” Republican candidates for the U.S. congressional seat that was held by the resigned Dr. Tom Price. The five selections will be determined by current polling, according to Chairman Michael Fitzgerald.

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State Takes Another Step Opening Up Alcohol Laws

Day 36 at the Gold Dome saw the passage of Senate Bill 85, relating to malt beverages (some of which are known as beer) and also distilled spirits, “so as to provide for the limited sale of malt beverages at retail by manufacturers (sometimes known as craft brewers) of malt beverages.” The bill passed the Senate and House nearly unanimously, by votes of 49-2 and 147-14, respectively.

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The 2017 March/April issue of James is here!  Click HERE to view the magazine online, and look for it in mailboxes soon!

 

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Petrea’s criminal alien information sharing bill hijacked

Despite at least one inaccurate and breathless headline from the AJC and slanted coverage in other media reports, Rep Jesse Petrea’s House Bill 452 should have been a quick and easy pass for the state Senate. But with only two days of the current session remaining, final passage is up in the air.

Two Georgias: enough already

The “infinite monkey theorem” holds that, given an infinite amount of time, a chimpanzee hitting random keys at a keyboard will almost surely produce a literary text. Think Shakespeare’s sonnets or “King Lear,” for example. While the Georgia Legislature doesn’t have an infinite timeline, it only has a constitutionally prescribed 40 days to work its magic. And it has adeptly juggled some rather random legislation.

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GOP lines up to attack Ossoff
Republican super PAC the Congressional Leadership Fund is pumping an additional $1.1 million into the 6th district Congressional race to help defeat Democratic frontrunner Jon Ossoff.  Ossoff is leading the race by a healthy margin according to the latest poll from OpinionSavvy and Fox 5, and whichever GOP candidate joins him in the runoff will welcome the help as they attempt to keep the 6th district red.  Such large opposition may be scary for Ossoff, but the fact that his reputation has grown this much has him...
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