Lawmakers will be gathering in August for a special session to re-draw legislative maps. High attendance at recent public hearings suggests voters are watching the process closely. Indeed, some Georgians are still simmering over how districts were drawn in the past.
State Senate minority leader Robert Brown is running for mayor in the City of Macon.
He formally qualified Thursday at the Bibb County Board of Elections.
He’s served in District 26 for the last 20 years.
Governor Nathan Deal says labor shortages at some South Georgia farms could provide jobs for the unemployed. But agriculture and labor experts say harvesting jobs typically don’t appeal to many native-born workers.