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Your daily jolt: Why shouldn’t Georgia be Iowa?

9:53 am Jan. 26, 2016

Lyle Larson, a state representative from San Antonio, Texas,  has sent several Georgia leaders a pair of cheap sunglasses with this message affixed: “Rotate the presidential primary, because Georgia should have its day in the

Prosecutor takes another swing at religious liberty bill

10:03 am Feb. 4, 2015

Georgia Baptist Convention leaders and clergy gathered last week to support “religious liberty” bills proposed for this session of the General Assembly. Bob Andres, bandres@ajc.com

The current session of the General Assembly has produced some prosecutors

Nathan Deal: Ethics reform placed on hold for a year

9:33 am Jan. 15, 2015

One of the more noticeable absences from Gov. Nathan Deal’s big state-of-the-state speech Wednesday was any mention of the ethics expansion he long talked about on the campaign trail.

For months, Deal had talked about a

Why Democrats and transit will be relevant in 2015

5:44 pm Dec. 10, 2014

Two years ago, the concept of expanding fixed rail to move more commuters through metro Atlanta was declared dead – staked through the heart by the defeat a sales tax referendum.

One month ago, Democrats in