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ACCG: Gun bill encroaches on local control

10:58 am Feb. 11, 2014

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia on Monday approved a set of objections to H.B. 875, the concealed-carry measure sponsored by state Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper.

Overall, the organization objects to the provision in the bill that requires local governments to allow concealed carry of permitted weapons in most government buildings – courthouses are an exception — unless those buildings have armed, business-day security.

“That decision should be made by each

A gun bill returns with a vengeance

9:00 am Feb. 8, 2014

Two weeks ago, a gun bill that had lingered in the state Capitol’s gearbox for more than a year finally cratered over the issue of allowing concealed weapons on public university campuses.

But it is a

Legislative tip sheet: A morning debate of Senate candidates

8:07 am Jan. 27, 2014

The Georgia Municipal Association will host a downtown Atlanta forum for candidates for Senate, starting with the GOP crew at 9:15 a.m. Witnesses will be city officials from across the state.

The Senate will be in at 10 a.m.; the House at 11. Calendars for both chambers are light.

Georgia’s health department is set to vote on a rewrite of the state’s new healthcare plan that would replace big out-of-pocket expenses with