Crossover day in the Georgia legislature
Today is a big day at the Georgia State capitol, it’s crossover day. If proposed bills don’t pass at least the House or the Senate the bills are dead for this session. The campus carry bill will likely come up for a vote in the House and we expect a big fight over a redistricting bill that critics say will dilute black voting strength in Cobb county. A lot of tax bills will be debated today including the fuel tax break for Delta and tax breaks for musicians.
APS could be closing and merging schools
Atlanta school superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen plans to close and merge schools, her plans has some parents fired up. Dr. Carstarphen states that law enrollment and cost are forcing the district to redistribute the children. Community leaders are planning a 3 days of protest against the plan on Saturday there is a Save Our Children march at Collier Heights Plaza on Sunday there is a overnight camp out rally in front of the APS headquarters (130 Trinity Ave, SW Atlanta, GA 30303) and Monday rally participants are asked to be at the APS headquarters by 4 pm sign up to speak at 5 pm the school board votes Monday night (March 6) all the school superintendent needs is 5 votes to terminate some neighborhood schools, so attend the rally to show the entire board that the community does not agree with Dr. Meria Carstarphen plans to redistribute children.