Special Session - Day 2 – Tuesday, August 16, 2011

GPB News - Politics

Redistricting Would Divide Many House DistrictsRedistricting Would Divide Many House Districts

Proposed House legislative maps would change both rural and urban districts. The one common denominator is that the party in charge, the Republicans, wants to maximize its number of seats. Many of the proposed changes will either favor Republican incumbents or boost the number of Republican-leaning districts.

Macon Re-elects Mayor ReichertMacon Re-elects Mayor Reichert

Macon Mayor Robert Reichert beat former Mayor Jack Ellis in a runoff election Tuesday. The race was close with Reichert getting just 51 percent of ballots cast. With no Republican on the November ballot Reichert will serve a second term in office. The runoff election also included a race for Senate District 26.

Redistricting Maps Move Toward VoteRedistricting Maps Move Toward Vote

State Republicans handling redistricting rejected alternative district maps presented by Democrats late Tuesday. That's even though the Democratic maps would have kept Republican strongholds, and maintained that party's wide majority.

Healthcare Exchange Moves ForwardHealthcare Exchange Moves Forward

The state is moving forward to satisfy part of the national healthcare reform act. A panel voted to begin creating an online exchange Tuesday. The exchange is an online resource that would help people without health insurance get a good deal on coverage.

Barrow, Kingston Watch RedistrictingBarrow, Kingston Watch Redistricting

US Congressman Jack Kingston is closely watching the once-a-decade redistricting turf war in the state capital. The Savannah Republican wants to keep his Valdosta constituency. Valdosta is home to Moody Air Force Base. Kingston also represents Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and the King Bay Naval Submarine Base.


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