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Here is 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:
- Masks may no longer be mandated in Georgia public schools under state law. The Georgia House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 514, commonly known as the Unmask Georgia Students Act. The legislation would effectively keep school boards and staff from imposing any mask mandates without an opt-out choice for parents. The bill will now head to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk for final approval.
- Are you a DeKalb County voter? Keisha Smith, the new voter registration and elections executive director, wants to hear from you. Today and tomorrow, Smith will host virtual listening sessions to talk about redistricting and key priorities heading into the election cycle. Get more info here.
- Gwinnett County will become the first county in the country to upgrade its safety technology using Flock Saftey’s license plate reading scanners. The Gwinnett County Convention and Visitors Bureau is set to install more than 100 cameras in hotels and major venues throughout the county.
- Delta Air Lines is asking government officials to end federal COVID-19 restrictions, which include wearing a mask while on the plane and in the airport. Delta CEO Ed Bastian stated that “current data and science show it’s time to move from mandates.”
ICYMI: The deadline for Fulton County homeowners to receive a discount on their city, county, and school property taxes is quickly approaching. Residents have until April 1 to apply for the 2022 homestead exemption. Applications can be submitted online.
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