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Legislature will take up consolidation

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  The debate over consolidating Albany and Dougherty County will resume in the upcoming legislative session. 

Senator Freddie Powell Sims announced last month she will re-introduce legislation that would allow voters in Albany and Dougherty County to decide whether to combine the governments.

She says the legislation is complete, but it won't drop until the session is well underway.

"There's so many new members coming into both chambers and activity will be extremely busy so no I'm not going to say next week but we have three really good months so it will not sit idle very long."

Sims worked with City Attorney Nathan Davis and the Legislative Committee to fix language in last year's Senate Bill that violated house rules.

The bill will also need approval in the House from Dougherty County's three representatives.


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