Gwinnett County legislators, District Attorney Patsy Austin-Gatson and U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath participated in a remembrance marking the two-year anniversary of two shootings that shook the local Asian-American community.
Gwinnett's three congressional representatives are seeking entries for their respective congressional art competitions.
Sens. Raphael Warnock, Marco Rubio file legislation to extend duty-free importing of Haitian-made clothing
U.S. Sens. Raphael Warnock and Marco Rubio are co-sponsoring legislation to continue making it easier to export Haitian-produced clothing to the U.S. for an additional decade.
Gwinnett County commissioners approved an intergovernmental agreement between the county and the city of Suwanee for the funding of the Town Center on Main project.
County commissioners voted on Tuesday to approve an agreement with the Georgia Department of Transportation to outline the framework for coming up with plans and a scope to widen part of Sugarloaf Parkway, between Old Norcross Road and Scenic Highway.
POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: Gwinnett's Senate delegation split along party lines over Buckhead cityhood effortt
Gwinnett County’s nine-member state Senate delegation was split 6-3 this week over a bill calling for a referendum on whether Buckhead should split from the city of Atlanta.
Gwinnett Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson highlights planning for the future in annual State of the County Address
Gwinnett County leaders are in the midst of several studies to plan for the county's future, Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson said during her annual State of the County Address on Thursday.
Read the Text of Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson's State of the County Address
This is Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson's full State of the County Address speech.
Gwinnett County commissioners voted on Tuesday night to approve the Gwinnett Place Mall Revitalization Strategy that the Gwinnett Place Community Improvement District worked on last year.
Gwinnett wants to enable code enforcement officers to issue citations for interior issues at rental properties
Gwinnett County commissioners are moving to adopt international property maintenance rules that will enable the county's code enforcement officers to issue citations for interior code violations at rental properties.
ATLANTA – Moving up Georgia’s presidential primaries to put the Peach State fourth in the primary calendar would reap huge economic benefits, according to a new study. Early Democratic and Republican presidential primaries next year could generate nearly $220 million in economic impact and create more than 2,200 jobs, Emory University finance professor Thomas More […]
Gov. Brian Kemp announced on Wednesday that he has picked two members of Gwinnett County's legislative delegation to serve on a joint committee that provides legislative oversight for MARTA.
Gwinnett County seeking up to $50 million in federal grants for transportation projects in Gwinnett Place area
Gwinnett County officials will apply for two U.S. Department of Transportation RAISE grants, worth up to $25 million each, for mobility projects in the Gwinnett Place Mall area.
The Gwinnett County Republican Party announced it will host a niece of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. during its Black History Month program this weekend.
State Sen. Nikki Merritt, D-Grayson, will lead the Gwinnett County Senate Delegation for the next two years while two freshmen state senators will join her on the delegation's executive board.
ATLANTA – With a bruising but successful re-election campaign behind him, Gov. Brian Kemp vowed Wednesday to build on the successes of his first term in education, public safety, economic development, and health care. “The campaigns have all been run … and the people have spoken,” Kemp told a joint session of the Georgia House […]
U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga., met with leaders from Georgia Gwinnett College and Gwinnett Technical College to discuss ways to improve workforce development and access to education.
Workforce-related issues are expected to be topics lawmakers at the will have to tackle this year, according to officials from the U.S. and Metro Atlanta Chambers of Commerce.
There will be several Gwinnettians, from both sides of the aisle, holding key roles in each chamber of the General Assembly this year.
ATLANTA – New Georgia House Speaker Jon Burns is taking a wait-and-see approach toward some key issues the General Assembly is being asked to consider during his first legislative session in the chamber’s top post. Burns, R-Newington, said he’s waiting to see how a court challenge to Georgia’s 2019 abortion law plays out before deciding […]
Gov. Brian Kemp named state Rep. Soo Hong, R-Lawrenceville, as one of his legislative floor leaders on Thursday.
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp has chosen a mix of returnees and newcomers to serve as his floor leaders for the next two years, the governor’s office announced Thursday. State Sen. Bo Hatchett, R-Cornelia, is back for another term as a Senate floor leader. He will be joined by freshman Sen. Mike Hodges, R-Brunswick. The […]
ATLANTA -- The Georgia House Committee on Assignments filled out its list of committee leadership appointments Tuesday.
ATLANTA – State employees will get a $2,000 pay raise if Gov. Brian Kemp can get the General Assembly to approve his budget request. Law enforcement officers, school employees, and other state workers all need the raise, Kemp said during an inaugural address Thursday that marked the start of his second term as Georgia’s governor. […]
ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp likes to tout how his smart shepherding of state resources and track record landing major economic development projects helped make Georgia a success story during the pandemic. He’s about to get a chance to tell that story on an international stage. Kemp’s office announced Wednesday he will be addressing the […]
ATLANTA — The Georgia House and Senate passed separate resolutions primarily along party lines Wednesday setting rules for the two-year term that began this week.
ATLANTA — Gov. Brian Kemp vowed Wednesday to fulfill a pledge he made on the campaign trail by doubling down on a tax rebate the General Assembly passed last year.
ATLANTA – The Georgia House of Representatives set an example of efficiency Monday its congressional counterpart could only dream of emulating. Lawmakers elected House Majority Leader Jon Burns, R-Newington, to move up to speaker of the House in just a single ballot and by acclamation. Burns succeeds the late Speaker David Ralston, R-Blue Ridge, who […]
After three days of voting against other Republicans in the U.S. House speaker voting, U.S. Rep. Andrew Clyde flipped his support to U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy in the 12th round of voting on Friday.
The Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners chose Commissioner Ben Ku to serve as it vice-chairman in 2023.
Newly elected Georgia lawmaker representing Barrow County withdraws from legislature following arrest
ATLANTA – A newly elected state representative from Barrow County is stepping down before the General Assembly convenes its 2023 legislative session next week. Republican Rep.-elect Danny Rampey, 67, was arrested and charged with stealing prescription drugs from an assisted living complex he manages in Winder, the Athens Banner-Herald reported last month. Rampey chose to […]
Gwinnett County commissioners voted 4-1 to approve the county government's $2.27 billion 2023 budget on Tuesday.
As U.S. Rep. Carolyn Bourdeaux's final days in Congress ticked away during the holidays, she highlighted one last batch of funding she was able to secure for the 7th Congressional District before leaving office this weekend.
Saturday will mark the last official day of Gwinnett County Commissioner Marlene Fosque's and Gwinnett County Board of Education Member Blair's terms of office.
Gwinnett County officials are seeking state grant funds to repave more than 50 miles of roadways around the county.
Three Gwinnettians, including the head of the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce, received appointments from Gov. Brian Kemp to sit on state boards this week.
ATLANTA – With the coronavirus pandemic at last under control, election-year politics dominated Georgia this year. Voters reelected a Republican governor and a Democratic U.S. senator in a wave of ticket-splitting that drew national attention. Here’s a look at the top Georgia stories of 2022: January 7 – The father-and-son murderers of Black jogger Ahmaud […]
Gwinnett County Commissioners will pay an additional $2.5 million on proposed park land it had already set some funding aside for after reaching a court settlement with the owners of the property.
If there is one issue that Gwinnett County commissioners and legislators share concerns about, it is housing.
Gwinnett County Commissioner-elect Matthew Holtkamp was sworn in during a ceremony at the Gwinnett County Historic Courthouse in Lawrenceville on Friday night.
Gwinnett County Commissioner-elect Matthew Holtkamp was sworn-in during a ceremony at the Gwinnett County Historic Courthouse on Friday night. Holtkamp will officially take office on Jan. 1, 2023.
The Rowen Foundation hosted a groundbreaking for the Rowen research community development on Drowning Creek Road near Dacula on Friday afternoon.
Legislation is expected to be filed in the Georgia Senate in 2023 to nearly double Gwinnett County Commission Chairwoman Nicole Love Hendrickson's salary — two years after a similar effort stalled in the Georgia House of Representatives.
ATLANTA — Georgia voters turned out in large numbers to vote in the U.S. Senate runoff on Tuesday, propelling incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock to a narrow victory over Republican Herschel Walker.
U.S. Sen. Raphael Warnock did better in Gwinnett County in Tuesday's runoff than he did in the runoff in January 2021 when he was first elected to the U.S. Senate.
If state Rep. Jasmine Clark, D-Lilburn, has any say in the matter, the window between a general election and a runoff will be two weeks longer in the future.
ATLANTA – Georgia House Speaker Jan Jones appointed former House Majority Whip Matt Hatchett Wednesday to chair the House Appropriations Committee. “Over his dozen years of service in the House, Chairman Hatchett has earned the trust and respect of our colleagues and brings considerable expertise to this new leadership position,” said Jones, R-Milton. “The House […]
ATLANTA – Incumbent Democrat Raphael Warnock narrowly defeated Republican Herschel Walker Tuesday in a closely fought race for Georgia’s U.S. Senate seat, giving Democrats a slim two-seat majority in the upper house in Washington. Warnock was leading Walker 50.5% to 49.5% as of 10:30 p.m. Tuesday night, with 94% of precincts reporting. The Warnock victory […]
Gwinnett County employees got an early Christmas present from the county’s Board of Commissioners on Tuesday.
Gwinnett County voters went to the polls one last time in 2022 on Tuesday when they cast their ballots in the state's U.S. Senate runoff election.
Gwinnett's proposed increase in library subsidy covers employee raises, averts service and personnel cuts
The Gwinnett County library system is getting a $3.5 million funding increase — which is about what library officials had said would be the amount needed to cover raises given to system employees earlier this year and avoid the potential cuts — in the county government's proposed 2023 budget.