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Georgia GOP lawmakers steam ahead with new political maps, Dems predict collision with court review

Georgia Republican senators voted Tuesday in favor of a controversial congressional map after deflecting criticism that the redrawn districts unfairly target a Democratic congresswomen while also conflicting with a federal judge’s order directing the state to remedy voting rights violations against Black voters.

Georgia Gas Prices Surge After Fuel Tax is Reinstated

Georgia’s pump prices are on the rise following the return of the state’s fuel tax. Governor Brian Kemp had initially suspended the tax in September through an executive order, citing elevated gas prices as an emergency for residents of Georgia. Governor Kemp’s decision to suspend the fuel tax resulted in a monthly loss exceeding $150 …

A First Amendment battle looms in Georgia, where the state is framing opposition to a police training complex as a criminal conspiracy

Rachel McKane, Brandeis University & David Pellow, UCSB When does lawful protest become criminal activity? That question is at issue in Atlanta, where 57 people have been indicted and arraigned on racketeering charges for actions related to their protest against a planned police and firefighter training center that critics call “Cop City.” Racketeering charges typically are reserved for people accused of conspiring …

Georgia Audubon going the way of the dodo as bird enthusiasts distance themselves from enslaver’s name

by Ross Williams, Georgia Recorder The birds that call Georgia home, including hooded warblers, tufted titmice and common grackles, will not be changing their signature tweets, squawks, chirps or peeps, but a well-known group dedicated to protecting the state’s favorite feathered friends is adopting a new moniker amid scrutiny of its former namesake’s racist acts. The …