Voters oust incumbents Dickson, Yates, and Jordan

Three veteran legislators are turned out of office by voters in Tuesday’s primary runoffs . . .

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Political Notes — For part of Georgia, it’s runoff election day

Only 96 counties will be conducting runoff elections in Georgia today, which could result in a record low turnout . . .

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Georgia a tossup between Trump and Clinton in new poll

Donald Trump has only a 46-44 advantage over Hillary Clinton in a new poll of Georgia voters . . .

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Deal assumes more authority over licensing boards

A new state law gives Gov. Nathan Deal the authority to review and veto decisions made by the state’s 40-plus professional licensing boards . . .

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Political Notes — Ga. Chamber endorses Isakson in Senate race

To no one’s great surprise, Sen. Johnny Isakson snags the endorsement of the Georgia Chamber in his race against Democrat Jim Barksdale . . .

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Three incumbent lawmakers try to survive runoffs

The fates of veteran legislators John Yates, Darryl Jordan, and Tom Dickson will be decided in Tuesday’s runoff elections . . .

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Political Notes — Isakson, Barksdale quietly bringing in the money

Johnny Isakson and Jim Barksdale are both putting away money for the fall campaign in the Senate race; NAACP official reacts to Gov. Nathan Deal’s police proposal . . .

Tags: Francys Johnson , Jim Barksdale , Johnny Isakson , NAACP , Nathan Deal , police pay , Senate race

Deal appoints Smith, Goulart as State Court judges

Two State Court judgeships are filled by Gov. Nathan Deal in Bryan County and Catoosa County . . .

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Deal appoints Judicial Nominating Commission, adds a little diversity

House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams is appointed to the Judicial Nominating Commission by Gov. Nathan Deal, providing some diversity to a panel dominated by white Republicans . . .

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State unemployment rate down to 5.1 percent in June

Georgia’s jobless rate is the lowest it’s been in more than eight years and is nearly as low as the national unemployment rate . . .

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