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Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 4:38am

Redistrict Maps, Gas Tax Get Vote

The redistricting special session continues Thursday for lawmakers at the state Capitol, with both the House and Senate chambers set for votes on the new maps.

Under the proposed House map, Democrats would keep multiple seats in the Savannah and Columbus areas. But many changes will either favor Republican incumbents or boost the number of GOP-leaning districts.

Lawmakers Thursday will also decide whether to give their approval to Governor Nathan Deal’s decision to block an increase in the state’s gas tax.

Meanwhile, of other action from lawmakers at the Capitol Wednesday, a House committee has approved plans to change the date of next year's regional transportation referendums. That clears the first hurdle for a bill favored by Gov. Nathan Deal.


Jeanne Bonner

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