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Deal Names New State Treasurer

Gov. Nathan Deal has promoted Deputy State Treasurer Steve McCoy to the top post and appointed a state senator to replace him. McCoy replaces Tommy Hills, who announced his retirement last month.

Could Cain Have Palin Effect?

Republican Presidential candidate Herman Cain is gaining visibility. His surprise Florida straw poll win last month shows he’s still in the game. And he may have a role to play whether he gets the GOP presidential nomination or not.

Conservative Primer for Legislative Session

Conservative thinkers gathered in Atlanta Friday to discuss ways to solve Georgia’s economic challenges.

Gov. Rick Perry Visits Atlanta

Texas Governor and Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Perry spoke in Atlanta Friday at a conservative policy conference. He touched on some of the same themes that have catapulted him to the front of the Republican pack.

Immigration Panel Begins Work

Georgia’s new immigration panel met in Atlanta for the first time Thursday. The seven-member group will review complaints from registered citizens about how public agencies are enforcing the state’s immigration law.

Presidential Vote Set For March 6

In the poker game of presidential primary voting, Georgia put its hand on the table Thursday: the state’s presidential primary will be March 6, the so-called Super Tuesday.

Immigration Oversight Panel Meets

A Georgia panel charged with ensuring compliance with immigration-related state laws is set to hold its first meeting amid an uproar over the views of one of its members. The seven-member Georgia Immigration Enforcement Review Board will meet Thursday at the state Capitol.

Georgia Joins Super Tuesday

Secretary of State Brian Kemp says Georgia will hold its presidential primary on Super Tuesday. Kemp made the announcement Thursday that Georgians will go to the polls on March 6.

Peace Corps Bill Nears Passage

Peace Corps volunteers will get whistleblower protection and more sexual assault training under a bill passed this week by the U.S. Senate.

Baggy Pants Fines Mount

Almost a year ago, Albany city commissioners banned sagging pants. Since then, officials said they’ve handed out almost 200 citations and collected nearly $4,000 in fines. City Attorney Nathan Davis said complaints about low-hanging pants have dropped in the last year.