Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says he’s talking with state legislators once again about solutions for the state’s transportation problems. But speaking at a policy conference in Atlanta Wednesday, Reed said it’s unlikely anything will happen before 2015.
State legislators and Civil Rights leaders launched a comprehensive voting rights campaign in Atlanta Wednesday. The effort, called American Values First and comprised mainly of Democrats, will fight a recent crop of anti-voter fraud laws in more than 30 states that have the support of many Republicans. Instead, members will draft templates of laws for all 50 states that would remove voting restrictions, which they say disenfranchise minority voters.