WABE's Week In Review: Georgia lawmakers move through bills forcing more use cash bail, making it tougher to unionize and dumping ballot QR codes

The Fulton County Jail is shown April 11, 2023, in Atlanta. Georgia state senators on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 passed a bill that would lengthen the list of crimes that would require cash bail for a person to be released from jail before trial. (AP Photo/Kate Brumback) (AP Photo/Kate Brumback, File)

Requiring more cash bail…

Take a deep breath…

Also in this episode…

–Sam Gringlas reports on Georgia Republican senators moving through a bill to prohibit using QR codes to tabulate election ballots.

–Marlon Hyde has more on Georgia lawmakers passing a bill backed by Gov. Brian Kemp that would make it harder to organize labor unions across the state.

–Julien Virgin tells us more on what some of Georgia’s LGBTQ+ advocates are keeping their eyes on during this legislative session.

–Emily Wu Pearson reports on Atlantans stepping up to help resettle refugees by partnering with a State Department program that just turned a year old.

–Emily Jones reports on the increased concern over recent right whale injuries and deaths.

–Molly Samuel tells us about the largest-known deep sea coral system on Earth just off the coast of Georgia.