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Rep. Darrel Ealum to speak at Albany town hall meeting

Albany meeting to recap proposed Georgia bills

City Commissioner Jon Howard says the meeting begins at 10 a.m. and is expected to last about 90 minutes.

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U.S. Sen. David Perdue of Georgia opposes attorney general nominee

Georgia junior senator says he is against nomination of Loretta Lynch

U.S. Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga., says he does not believe attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch will act independently of the Obama administration or place first upholding the Constitution.

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State Rep. Ed Rynders co-sponsors bill to make early voting uniform across Georgia

Legislation would address equal access to voting dates

Legislation co-sponsored by House District 152 Rep. Ed Rynders, R-Leesburg, would make early voting across the state uniform.

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Capitol Votes -- Jan. 16-22, 2015

Here is how Georgia’s congressional delegation voted during the period of Jan. 16-22.

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Founding Fathers got started as Sons of Liberty

The cable TV network History opens a three-night, six-hour miniseries on the SOns of Liberty who launched the American Revolution.

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Southwest Georgia congressional delegation reacts to State of the Union speech

Republican lawmakers at odds with direction while Democratic legislator is mostly supportive of president

Georgia’s senators and U.S. Rep. Austin Scott find mostly negatives in President Obama’s State of the Union address while U.S. Rep. Sanford Bishop says that even though he is supportive of most of the president’s initiatives, he has different views than the White House on issues such as the Keystone pipeline and EPA authority expansion.

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As General Assembly session begins, transportation, education top the list of priorties

With transportation facing a $1.5 billion shortfall, sales, gas tax hikes are possibilities

The state legislative session could be lively as lawmakers jockey on spending priorities.

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Capitol Votes by Georgia delegation -- week ending Jan. 8, 2015

Congressiona votes

Here's how Georgia's congressional delegation voted last week.

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Mathis certain he'll qualify for Albany mayoral run; Hubbard nears decision

Former Albany City Commissioner expects to have civil, political rights restored

Despite a recent denial by the State Board of Pardons and Parole, Henry Mathis says he will have his civil rights restored in time to run for mayor.

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After two decades in Washington, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss bids D.C. adieu

Saxby Chambliss plans to practice law in metro Atlanta

Chambliss and his wife, Julianne, will be relocating from Moultrie to Atlanta where he will joining an as yet to be named law firm

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Capitol Votes -- Week ending Dec. 18, 2014

Here is how Georgia’s congressional delegation voted for the seven ending Dec. 18.

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Jeff Sinyard, Jack Stone honored during farewell gathering

Long-time public servants end careers that span more than 58 years

Friends and colleagues recognize long-time Dougherty County officials Jeff Sinyard and Jack Stone as they end their political careers.

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Dougherty County legislative delegation gets leaders' 'wish lists'

Albany and Dougherty County government, school, post-secondary and economic leaders meet with state delegation

Leaders of Albany and Dougherty government bodies, education systems and agencies present their legislative agendas to state officials.

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Capitol Votes: Nov. 14-20, 2014

Roll call votes for U.S. lawmakers from Georgia

Here is how Georgia’s delegations to the House and Senate voted on roll-call issues from Nov. 14 to Nov. 20.

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Capitol Votes week ending Nov. 13, 2014 (UPDATED WITH FRIDAY KEYSTONE VOTES)

Here’s how the Georgia congressional delegation voted on major issues in the week that ended Thursday.

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