WABE's Week In Review: What Georgia lawmakers did and mostly did not do the last day of the legislative session
SINE DIE 2023: The Georgia State Senate adjourns without taking votes on a number of bills including online sports betting, defining antisemitism in state law, expanding housing tenant rights and a complete ban on car booting. #gapol pic.twitter.com/vm5Vib97vO— Rahul Bali (@rahulbali) March 30, 2023
New: A bill to provide $6500 annual private school vouchers to kids in lowest performing public schools has failed to pass in the Georgia House.— Sam Gringlas (@gringsam) March 30, 2023
A motion to reconsider passed, but unclear if there will be another vote to try again. pic.twitter.com/GKQPYGJZnx
Another legislative session has come and gone. And the final day proved unpredictable, at times sluggish and maybe best characterized by what did not pass than what did. Here are five things we learned during the 2023 legislative session. #gapolhttps://t.co/Zov15ituGx— WABE News (@wabenews) March 30, 2023
This year, Georgia state senators and representatives are earning a salary of $22,324. Some say the low pay is important to maintain the citizen legislature. Others say that the pay limits who is able to run for office. #gapolhttps://t.co/eaG3qe7x43— WABE News (@wabenews) March 27, 2023
Georgia’s abortion law in the state’s high court…
The fate of Georgia’s abortion ban could now rest in the hands of the Georgia Supreme Court. The court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a lawsuit challenging the ban on abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.https://t.co/OiKgc2771d— WABE News (@wabenews) March 29, 2023
Also in this episode…
–Emily Wu Pearson tells us about Georgia’s first AAPI caucus, the largest in the country behind Hawaii.
–Ms. Peaches earns Atlanta’s highest honor for her efforts in pushing officials to do something about the horrid conditions at the Forest Cove housing complex.