WABE's Week In Review: Georgia's new voting maps approved and new project aims to help Dekalb homeless

Georgia House lawmakers hold up their phones to record the vote approving new congressional maps at the State Capitol on Dec. 7, 2023. (Matthew Pearson/WABE)

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Also in this episode…

–Chamian Cruz looks into how Fulton County Commissioners are still mulling over the $1.7 billion price tag of building a new jail, as they make plans to potentially issue a bond package to fund it.

–Jess Mador reports on congressional Democrats from Georgia backing legislation that would guarantee access to contraception, including a safeguard from any potential U.S. Supreme Court decisions in the future.

–Marlon Hyde has more on Fulton County officials deciding not to to give X, formerly Twitter, more than $10 million in property tax breaks for a data center in Atlanta.

–DorMiya Vance tells us about Atlanta’s City Council pushing Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to provide more resources for the city’s homeless population.

–Emily Jones reports on how more farmers can get help weathering the ongoing drought in North Georgia after federal officials expanded their disaster declaration.