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Bibb Could Get Nonpartisan Elections

Bibb County officials are asking local lawmakers to make their elections nonpartisan. A resolution signed by the Bibb County Sheriff, Probate Judge, District Attorney, Superior Court Clerk, Coroner and Civil Court Judge could become a bill during the next legislative session.

Republican Supermajority On Horizon

Under the new redistricting maps, Republicans could have a super-majority in both chambers of the state legislature after the 2012 general election. A super-majority makes it easier for the ruling party to amend the state’s constitution.

Top Court Removes Judge

The state Supreme Court has ordered that Catoosa County Magistrate Court Judge Anthony Peters be permanently removed from office.

Georgia Eyes Early Presidential Primary

The U.S. Justice Department this week approved a law giving Georgia’s secretary of state the power to set presidential primary dates.

Dems Weigh Next Steps on Maps

Georgia’s new election district maps will soon head to the federal government for approval. Gov. Nathan Deal and other Republican lawmakers are deciding how to submit the maps. Democrats are also weighing their options.

Georgia's Democratic Future?

Republican lawmakers have drawn redistricting maps that solidify their majorities in the state House and Senate. But Georgia’s changing demographics won’t guarantee that majority forever.

New Congressional Seat Draws Candidates

A Republican state lawmaker with ties to Gov. Nathan Deal says he will run for Georgia's newest congressional seat.

Barrow Speaks Out On Redistricting

US Congressman John Barrow says, state lawmakers didn't have to redraw his district. The Savannah Democrat is criticizing the state's redistricting process after Republicans targeted him in maps approved Wednesday.

Redistricting Maps Bound For DC

The state Senate passed new congressional district maps Wednesday, the last major event of this year’s special legislative session. Gov. Nathan Deal will sign off on them and then submit them to the federal government for approval.

Congressional Map Nears Approval

Georgia legislators are wrapping up their work redrawing the state's political boundaries. Redistricting is expected to be completed on Wednesday as the state Senate votes on a new congressional map that adds a 14th district in northeast Georgia. The House has already approved the map.

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