Tuesday, March 23, 2010

GNB Update

Here's what's happening for Tuesday...

South Georgia's loss might be Metro Atlanta's gain. That was the feeling many lawmakers statewide had recently, as the redrawing of legislative districts draws near. The Morris News Service reports that new population statistics could result in Georgia gaining at least one U.S. House seat, while south Georgia could lose seats in the state legislature.

A lawmaker is giving up his state house seat to make a run for Washington. The Georgia Legislative Watch reports that state representative Tom Graves (R-Ranger) announced his resignation from the General Assembly to run for the U.S. House seat in Georgia's 9th Congressional District. Graves stepped down from his post to fill an unexpired term in the north Georgia-based district, which stretches from Hall County to the Alabama border...

and SWGA Politics has more on the recent passage of the healthcare bill by Congress, and what it means to Georgia residents.

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