In an October ruling, U.S. District Judge Steve Jones ordered the legislature to draw five additional Black-majority districts in the House and two additional Black-majority districts in the Senate to accommodate increases in Georgia’s Black population in the last decade. On Friday, Republicans said their new maps honor Jones’ ruling.
Elected officials and others held a community meeting of about 100 people at the Elaine Lucas Senior Center in Macon to discuss the special session of the Georgia General Assembly beginning this week.
An overdose of opioid pain medication can kill someone. And Narcan nasal spray can save a life. That's why five overdose reversal kits are now available throughout the Georgia State Capitol.
Friday on Political Rewind: Sports gambling, Buckhead City, and Georgia's "Don't Say Gay" bills failed in the state Senate.
Meanwhile, the House passed an expanded mental health services bill.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp said he supports legislation giving parents the right to decide if their children should wear masks in school. Plus, a conservative voter mobilization group launches a campaign to expand Sunday voting in rural areas of the state.
A quick recap of Friday's (Day 4) legislative session includes reaction to two big events in the capital this week, President Biden's speech in Atlanta and the governor's State of the State speech.
It's Crossover Day for the Georgia Legislature, and the Senate will focus on voting bills in particular. It's typically the last day a bill has to pass out of one chamber to be considered for the rest of the session. Watch a Special one-hour edition of Lawmakers tonight at 7 p.m. for the latest.
Democratic lawmakers gathered Wednesday at the Georgia Capitol to explain why they supported the two House bills.
Lawmakers have only six legislative days left to debate and pass bills that could change policies all over the state. This week brought continued...
On this edition of Political Rewind, the 2018 session of the Georgia General Assembly was gaveled to a close late last night. What did lawmakers do...