Lawmakers in the Georgia General Assembly on Friday are concluding the regular 2020 session of the General Assembly after a months-long recess because of COVID-19. Lawmakers must meet their annual duty of passing a budget to govern state spending.
They also passed measures to further penalize hate crimes, reduce standardized tests for public school students, allow home delivery of alcohol and extend Medicaid coverage for new moms. Gov. Brian Kemp still has the option to sign or veto most measures. Lawmakers rejected plans to increase teacher pay, cut the state's top income tax rate, penalize college hazing and increase criminal penalties for gang members.