Special legislative session convenes this week

Monday, August 15, 2011 marks the start of the governor-called special legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly.

The special session will focus on redistricting or reapportionment, which occurs every 10 years after the release of the U.S. Census Bureau analysis of population, housing and other demographic data.  State legislators use the data to redraw the lines of their U.S. congressional representative districts and general assembly districts based on shifts in the nation’s population.

While Georgia’s special session is expected to focus primarily on redistricting, legislation regarding transportation sales and use taxes, and local legislation affecting school districts may be introduced.

Working with senior cabinet members and the school system’s in-house legislative liaison, Superintendent Davis will keep the Board of Education informed about progress.

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