State Senate Announces Committee Assignments

  Following his swearing in on Monday, Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, with the help of the aptly named Senate Committee on Assignments, wasted little time in announcing the Senate’s committee chairs for the first session of the 155th Georgia General Assembly. While...

Senator Steve Gooch Pre-Files Broadband Legislation

  In late December state Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega) prefiled Senate Bill 2, which would authorize Electric Membership Corporations (EMCs) to offer broadband services to their customers. The bill is one of three that Gooch will introduce this year to expand...

Kemp inaugurated as Georgia’s 83rd Governor

  It’s official. Republican Brian P. Kemp is Georgia’s 83rd Governor. Before a packed crowd at Georgia Tech’s McCamish Pavilion on Monday, Kemp dropped “governor-elect” from his title, and took the oath as the state’s next governor as he stood with his wife Marty...

SAFE Commission recommends new voting machines

  The Secure, Accessible and Fair Elections (SAFE) Commission voted 13-3 Thursday to recommend to state lawmakers that Georgia replace its paperless electronic voting machines with machines that record votes and then print a record. Lawmakers are expected to...

BioIQ to locate headquarters in Cobb County

  Gov. Nathan Deal announced late Thursday morning that a health IT company – BioIQ – will invest more than $5 million in Cobb County and create 500 jobs by locating its new headquarters in Cobb County. The new jobs will include positions in technology, sales and...

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