State officials said Wednesday that the Lowe’s retail chain will open a distribution center in Rome that will employ 600 people. But it’ll do little to help 350,000 Georgians who have given up looking for full-time work.
Bibb County officials are asking local lawmakers to make their elections nonpartisan. A resolution signed by the Bibb County Sheriff, Probate Judge, District Attorney, Superior Court Clerk, Coroner and Civil Court Judge could become a bill during the next legislative session.
Under the new redistricting maps, Republicans could have a super-majority in both chambers of the state legislature after the 2012 general election. A super-majority makes it easier for the ruling party to amend the state’s constitution.
Georgia’s new election district maps will soon head to the federal government for approval. Gov. Nathan Deal and other Republican lawmakers are deciding how to submit the maps. Democrats are also weighing their options.
US Congressman John Barrow says, state lawmakers didn't have to redraw his district.
The Savannah Democrat is criticizing the state's redistricting process after Republicans targeted him in maps approved Wednesday.
The state Senate passed new congressional district maps Wednesday, the last major event of this year’s special legislative session. Gov. Nathan Deal will sign off on them and then submit them to the federal government for approval.