Rep. Sandra Scott Introduces Ethical Policing Act

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ATLANTA – State Representative Sandra Scott (D-Rex) recently introduced House Bill 35, or the Ethical Policing Act, to provide additional procedures and requirements for law enforcement officers and agencies in order to ensure “ethical policing” in Georgia.

Rep. Donna McLeod Introduces Legislation to Address Medicaid, Education, Juvenile Laws

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ATLANTA – State Representative Donna McLeod (D-Lawrenceville) recently introduced three legislative measures which seek to expand Medicaid, study the state’s education funding formula, as well as improve Georgia juvenile laws. “This legislative session, I have focused my efforts on basic issues that affect many Georgians, especially my constituents in Gwinnett County,” said Rep. McLeod. “This legislation would support residents in …

Rep. Shelly Hutchinson Introduces Legislation to Update Mental Disorders, Autism in Georgia Law

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ATLANTA – State Representative Shelly Hutchinson (D-Snellville) recently introduced House Bill 514, legislation that would modernize how Georgia law references and defines mental disorders, as well as Autism. “I am introducing House Bill 514 to update state law to keep in-step with how mental health experts define these complex health issues,” said Rep. Hutchinson. “Currently, Georgia code refers to an …

Georgia senator: ‘Recognize the hurt’ of Black Savannahians and rename Talmadge Bride

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This is an op-ed by Georgia Sen. Lester Jackson (D-Savannah). The time has come for us to rename the Talmadge Bridge in Savannah. It is also time for us to put aside our old thoughts and embrace the future with honor and remembrance of our roads, highways, and bridges.  To that end, I recently introduced Senate Resolution 126, legislation that would rename the …

Rep. Carl Gilliard Partners with St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, Local Churches to Educate, Distribute COVID-19 Vaccines to Underserved

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ATLANTA – State Representative Carl Gilliard (D-Garden City) today announced that he has partnered with St. Joseph’s/Candler Health System, local churches and an advisory group of 10 local faith leaders in Savannah to expand COVID-19 vaccination efforts for underserved communities. Through this partnership, Rep. Gilliard seeks to create points of distribution to vaccinate the underserved and ensure the community has …

Local Democratic lawmakers fight Ga. voting legislation

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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) – Georgia lawmakers continue to debate new voting rules in the Peach State. On Tuesday night, local Democratic lawmakers held a virtual town hall meeting to talk about House Bill 531, which would shorten the early voting period, limit the number of absentee ballots and require you to send in a photo ID when you request an …