Legislative Black Caucus honors Ahmaud Arbery, celebrates Hate Crimes Bill passage

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ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) — Georgia’s Legislative Black Caucus gathered inside the State Capitol to celebrate the passing of the Georgia’s hate crimes bill that is soon to be signed into law after a more than five-year effort. “It just was not us, it was all the peaceful movements. It was all the rallies. It was all the emails. It was …

Georgia Legislative Black Caucus issues coronavirus recommendations

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Representatives from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus want to make sure they have input on how the state reacts to the coronavirus pandemic. The group is issuing a list of recommendations to the task force created by Governor Brian Kemp. “We’re not surprised that we’ve been somewhat of a whipping post as it relates to mortality,” said State Representative J. …

The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus announced its 2020 legislative priorities

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ATLANTA (CBS46)—In honor of Black History Month, the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus (GLBC) announced its 2020 legislative priorities. One of the legislative priorities for 2020 is the expansion of affordable healthcare, according to GLBC member Rep. Patty Bentley (D-Butler). “We believe Georgia should catch up with other states across the nation and expand Medicaid, insuring hundreds of thousands more of …

Chairman of GA House Rules Committee passes away at age 67

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CAMILLA, Ga. (CBS46) Georgia Representative Jay Powell, chairman of the House Rules Committee, has passed away at age 67. According to Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston, Powell collapsed and died during a Caucus Leadership retreat in Young Harris. Powell was born in Quitman, Georgia and graduated from the University of Georgia in 1977. He also served as mayor …