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University of Georgia Law School

Members of the community are invited to a symposium of gerrymandering and redistricting Friday. That symposium, “Walking the Line: Modern Gerrymandering & Partisanship,” will feature panel topics including the 1965 Voting Rights Act, and redistricting implications in Georgia among others.

 

Katie Wroten is the Senior Symposium Editor. She tells us what those attending can expect.

 

votedeborahgonzalez.com

Georgia’s House Democrats held a press conference this afternoon on Medicaid expansion. The group gathered to announce House Bill 669. The legislation would provide for Medicaid expansion under the federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

 

District 117 Representative Deborah Gonzalez was among those taking part.

 

Department of Labor

The numbers are in and they show 2017 was a banner year for Athens when it comes to job creation, employment, and work force gains.

 

The four-county metropolitan statistical area, or MSA, includes Clarke, Madison, Oconee, and Oglethorpe.

 

State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says the Athens unemployment rate fell by 1 percent.

 

UGA

The government shutdown is over, President Trump signed the bill that the Senate and House passed yesterday.

 

The temporary measure allows for the government to operate until February 8th. UGA Professor Jeffrey Dorfman says lawmakers will likely come to a consensus.

 

Athens Regional Library System

The first of two ceremonies recognizing the Athens Regional Library System takes place this weekend.

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