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Georgia Senate Committee Votes to Exclude Colleges From “Critical Race Theory” Limitations

Your AM Rundown: Plus, WSB-TV announces who will sit at its evening anchor desk

A bill in the Georgia Senate would exclude colleges and universities from the push to limit conversations about race in classrooms. (Hill Street Studios/Getty Images)

Here’s Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. Here’s what to know for today:

  • A Georgia Senate committee advanced a bill that excludes colleges and universities from the Republican effort to limit conversations about race in classrooms. Senate Bill 377 now could head to the Senate floor, applying only to K-12 classrooms and in training for state government employees. The news comes shortly after the House adopted HB 1084 that places similar limitations on Georgia classrooms. 
  • Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed will return to law after announcing that he is the newest partner at the global law firm Squire Patton Boggs. The firm, which opened an Atlanta office in 2018, says that the Howard Law alum is a “landmark addition.” Reed served two terms as mayor from 2010-2018. He launched an attempt to secure a historic third term but lost to Mayor Andre Dickens last year.
  • Georgia voters can now submit requests for absentee ballots ahead of the May 24 primary elections. Voters can request a mail-in ballot up to 78 days prior to an election and must submit a request at least 11 days before Election Day.
  • DeKalb County is hosting a Hazardous Waste Recycling Event for its residents on Saturday, March 12, from 8 a.m. to noon. Proof of DeKalb County residence and masks will be required. You can find the list of acceptable waste items here. 

ICYMI: CBS46 veteran Karyn Greer is heading to a new anchor desk as the new evening anchor at WSB-TV. Greer will take on the coveted seat that was left vacant after the death of Jovita Moore, who lost her battle with an aggressive brain tumor in October 2021. Greer, who has been in the Atlanta market since 1989, will join the staff in six months.

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