Personal Liberty Digest™ will be upgraded this weekend to reflect a dynamic new look and mobile-friendly viewing to enhance your experience! Plus, we'll be providing even more of the compelling content you've come to expect, delivered in a whole new way!

  Comments Subscribe to Personal Liberty News Feed Subscribe to Personal Liberty

New Maps Likely To Help Georgia GOP

ATLANTA, Aug. 15 (UPI) — New rules for the Georgia Senate likely will quicken passage of political maps favoring the Republican majority, observers say.

The rules, in effect only during the special session, expected to last at least a few weeks, won passage Monday, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

The rules do away with the required two-thirds vote to send a bill to the House the same day it’s approved in the Senate and allow two readings of a bill on the same day instead of having to wait 24 hours.

The changes also establish tighter requirements for introducing proposed changes to legislative and congressional districts, the Journal-Constitution said.

Proposed new maps for Georgia’s political districts will be the focus Tuesday when House and Senate redistricting committees meet for the first time since the release of draft maps last week.

It’s no small matter for lawmakers, given minor changes in political maps can decide the fate of their careers, the Journal-Constitution noted.

Also Monday, state lawmakers paid respects to Rep. Bobby Franklin, R-Marietta, who was found dead at his home July 26. He was 56.

UPI - United Press International, Inc.

Since 1907, United Press International (UPI) has been a leading provider of critical information to media outlets, businesses, governments and researchers worldwide.

Facebook Conversations

Join the Discussion:
View Comments to “New Maps Likely To Help Georgia GOP”

Comment Policy: We encourage an open discussion with a wide range of viewpoints, even extreme ones, but we will not tolerate racism, profanity or slanderous comments toward the author(s) or comment participants. Make your case passionately, but civilly. Please don't stoop to name calling. We use filters for spam protection. If your comment does not appear, it is likely because it violates the above policy or contains links or language typical of spam. We reserve the right to remove comments at our discretion.

Is there news related to personal liberty happening in your area? Contact us at


Sign Up For Personal Liberty Digest™!

PL Badge

Welcome to,
America's #1 Source for Libertarian News!

To join our group of freedom-loving individuals and to get alerts as well as late-breaking conservative news from Personal Liberty Digest™...

Privacy PolicyYou can opt out at any time. We protect your information like a mother hen. We will not sell or rent your email address to anyone for any reason.