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Black woman in front of crowd wearing mask, gold wire-rim glasses,and black top with black jacket, hands held up to shoulders eyes closed in reflection
The Georgia lawmaker who was arrested after knocking on the door of the governor's office as he made televised comments in support of the sweeping, controversial new election law he'd just signed will not be charged, a prosecutor said Wednesday.
Empty Georgia house chambers
Georgia lawmakers have agreed to a 2022 budget that restores some money to K-12 education, increases some mental health funding, and pays nursing home operators more.
Closeup of black Georgia state law book held by man's hands wearing brown suit, white shirt and navy tie
Georgia's General Assembly concludes its 2021 session on Wednesday with lawmakers still needing to act on the state budget and many other bills. Some key proposals had already passed. Those include an overhaul of state elections law that restricts some kinds of voting and a small income tax cut. Only a few measures that made it this far appear dead, such as a plan to raise Georgia's age for adult criminal charges from 17 to 18. And even measures that appear dead can sometimes be revived at the last minute. Because it's the first year of a two-year term, measures that don't pass this year could still pass next year. Here's a look at the status of some significant issues,
Four story ornate, white Atlanta Gold Dome Capitol building - westside view
Georgia lawmakers took another step Monday to repeal a citizen's arrest law predating the Civil War, acting little more than a year after the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery, a Black man pursued by armed white men.
Black woman in front of crowd wearing mask, gold wire-rim glasses,and black top with black jacket, hands held up to shoulders eyes closed in reflection
Critics of Georgia's new Republican-backed election law issued fresh calls Monday to boycott some of the state's largest businesses for not speaking out more forcefully against the law, a day after advocacy organizations filed a lawsuit in federal court challenging it.
people protesting outside the Georgia capitol
A controversial election law signed by Gov. Brian Kemp and the subsequent arrest of state Rep. Park Cannon for knocking on his office door has garnered national attention. In Georgia, a lawsuit has already been filed and activists have begun mobilizing.
Vernon Jones at press conference in 1977: a Black man wearing white seersucker suit and dark tie standing at podium speaking into microphones
Vernon Jordan, who rose from humble beginnings in the segregated South to become a champion of civil rights before reinventing himself as a Washington has died at the age of 85.