Representative Houston Gaines

This week on Athens News Matters:

In the State House District 117 race, Republican incumbent Representative Houston Gaines sits down with Chris Shupe to answer your listener questions and address issues of COVID-19 and small businesses, third-party redistricting, and climate change.

Millions of Georgians with criminal histories will now be able to get a second chance at having a clean record. Governor Brian Kemp signed Senate Bill 288 into law on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The legislation will allow individuals to have certain misdemeanors restricted and sealed from their public criminal records, after four years with a clean record. The process is commonly referred to as expungement.

This week on Athens News Matters, hear:

State Representative Houston Gaines (R-Athens) joins us with an update on the state budget and a proposed hate crimes law as the end of the legislative session looms.