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In Georgia, passage of a hate crimes bill was momentarily stalled over a provision added by Republicans to include police officers. But the legislature is moving forward separately with enhanced penalties for people convicted of targeting police officers.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp said this week he would request a waiver from the U.S. Department of Education for standardized testing in the coming school year, citing disruptions and budget shortfalls from the coronavirus pandemic.