Monday, June 1, 2009

GNB Update

Monday is in the rear-view mirror...Here's the news...

Georgia's community and technical colleges could soon merge, if Governor Sonny Perdue has his way. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the governor is recommending a merger between the state's community and technical colleges. That would create a comprehensive community college system for Georgia. Proponents say consolidating both sets of instutions would help improve access to college for students. But opponents say a merger would stifle the separate missions of each school. Members of a study committee that's looking into a potential merger say high school students need a seamless transition to college.

Georgia Secretary of State Karen Handel's system of screening voters is unreliable. Those were the words issued by the U.S. Justice Department in a six-page letter on Monday. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Handel's office has created a system that "does not produce and reliable information". Justice Department officials say such a system renders people that would be eligible to vote just the opposite. She and her staff created the new system under the requirements of the Help America Vote Act. Elise Shore of the Mexican-American Legal Defense and Education Fund applauds the DOJ's ruling, recognizing that Georgia has attempted to disenfranchise minority voters.

And from the "Blog Files", Peach Pundit weighs in on what Governor Perdue is looking for in a Georgia Supreme Court justice.

That's the news. GNB is available online at, and on Twitter at Have a good night.

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