Workers of the world, unite – but only if you hold a secret election first.
That’s what the state Senate said Thursday when it passed on party lines a labor union bill backed by Gov. Brian Kemp. Senate Bill 362 bars businesses that open shop in Georgia from receiving state incentives if they recognize labor unions, unless workers vote to unionize with a secret ballot.
Some conservative state senators want Georgia to become the latest state to pull out of the American Library Association, a nonprofit organization that supports libraries and accredits the schools that train them.
House lawmakers signed off the governor’s plans to infuse the budget with nearly $2 billion in one-time cash while making their own spending boosts to behavioral health services, election administration and the state’s prisons.
A bipartisan bill designed to update sex education curriculum for Georgia’s public school students faced skepticism in a House subcommittee last week amid questions of which side in the culture war can better educate youngsters on the birds and the bees.
A bill backed by Gov. Brian Kemp aimed at making it more difficult for labor unions to come to Georgia took a step toward becoming law Wednesday, passing through the Senate Insurance and Labor Committee 4-3 on party lines.