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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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Albany Area Chamber holds annual Legislative Affairs Rise N Shine Breakfast

Legislators say education, transportation and healthcare funding will be priorities next session.

Area legislators discuss priorities for next year during Albany Area Chamber breakfast

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'Chefs on the Lawn' event focuses on healthy foods

Mayor Dorothy Hubbard, Dougherty School System, Phoebe Network of Trust host diabetes prevention event

Dozens lined up Friday to get free food and learn more about eating and living healthier.

Republicans win big in Georgia congressional, state officer elections

GOP has another clean sweep on state government offices

With the defeat of Rep. John Barrow, Georgia’s U.S. House delgation is now weighted 10-4 toward Republicans.

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Education funding, criminal justice reform focuses of Gov. Nathan Deal in second term

Gov. Deal says win was not a mandate, but had surprisingly big margin

Polls leading up to the race between Gov. Deal and Democrat Jason Carter had suggested a tight contest, with the possibility that neither leading candidate would earn more than 50 percent of the vote and force a December runoff.

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Gerald Greene earns 17th term in the Georgia House

Veteran representative carries seven of nine counties in the heavily minority House District 151

Gerald Greene wins re-election in House District 151, surprising state GOP strategists.

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David Perdue's anti-Obama strategy pays off with win

Senator-elect hammered at association of Michelle Nunn and President Obama

With similar anti-Obama themes helping Republicans sweep nearly every competitive Senate race nationally, David Perdue, 64 stands as one of at least seven freshmen in a newfound Senate GOP majority forged by campaigns also anchored with anti-Obama themes.

Georgia voters approve amendments, referendum

The amendments cap the maximum income tax and generate funds for treatment of trauma victims

The ballot initiatives overwhlemingly pass muster with Georgia voters.

U.S. Senate control focus of midterm elections

Georgia is one of the closely watched states as Democrats and Republicans battle at the polls today for control of the U.S. Senate.

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GOP brings in the big guns on final fly-in before Tuesday's elections | VIDEO

Sen. Johnny Isakson touts David Perdue while Gov. Nathan Deal stresses business, jobs and reforms

State Republican leaders visit the Albany airport Monday in last-day push on the eve of election day

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Drawn-out Dougherty County Commission showdown to be decided

Close statewide races may have impact on Lyle, Garner County Commission race

The monthslong process of selecting a Dougherty County District 4 Commissioner will finally be decided Tuesday.

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Democratic Party of Georgia officials rally behind Ezekiel Holley in state House 151 race | VIDEO

Ezekiel Holley supporters give push ahead of Election Day

Democratic Party of Georgia officials, including Chairman DuBose Porter, were with party leaders and community members in Albany and Dawson on Thursday campaigning for Ezekiel Holley, who is challenging state Rep. Gerald Greene, R-Cuthbert, for the District 151 seat up for grabs on Election Day on Tuesday.

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Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens warns Lee County students about prescription drug abuse dangers | VIDEO

Sam Olens tells the student assembly that there were more than 700 prescription drug deaths in state in 2013

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Gov. Nathan Deal makes election stopover in Albany

Nathan Deal speaks with Albany supporters

Gov. Nathan Deal touches on the highlights of his term of office.

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