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When executives from Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines spoke out against Georgia's new voting law as unduly restrictive last week, it seemed to signal a new activism springing from corporate America.
In response to Georgia's new voting law, Major League Baseball announced Friday it would be moving this summer’s All-Star Game from Atlanta’s Truist Park.
This week, Gold Dome Debrief looks at everything that happened on Sine Die day. We cover the aftermath of the new election bill becoming law, changes to a bill on citizens arrest, another prohibiting defunding police departments and a racially charged driver education bill.
Some of Georgia's most prominent corporate leaders on Wednesday began to more forcefully criticize the state's sweeping new election law, acknowledging concerns of civil rights activists and Black business executives who say the measure targets non-white voters and threatens the democratic process.
Georgia lawmakers gave final passage Wednesday to a bill to repeal the state's citizen's arrest law, acting little more than a year after the fatal shooting of a Black man pursued by white men who said they suspected him of a crime.
A wide-ranging lawsuit filed more than two years ago and challenging the way Georgia's elections were run has been pared down by a judge who said this week that claims against the state's “exact match” voter registration requirement can move forward.
Some Georgia teachers who agree to work in certain rural or low performing schools could get an extra $3,000 a year for five years under a bill advancing in the state Senate.
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.
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,
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.

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