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12:56 p.m. — The jury that is in it’s 11th day of deliberations in the corruption trial of suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis took it’s hour-long break of lunch, still unable to agree on verdicts for any of the 13 charges against him.
Friday’s sessions of the state House and Senate start at 9 a.m.
The House is expected to pass HB 310, the bill setting the state primary for May 20. No bills are on the Senate calendar and lawmakers from both chambers will probably be on the road to their districts before noon for the three-day Martin Luther King Jr. weekend.
Much of the inaction could be written off as a consequence of the speeded-up calendar but for this: Leading Republicans in the state Capitol, months earlier, had anticipated a quick resolution to the gun bill that’s hanging fire from last year’s session.
Those in charge had thought that a quick erasure of provisions to allow concealed-carry on the campuses of public universities would result in something that could be declared an election-year victory – the bill would allow concealed-carry in houses of worship and other public spaces.
The absence of a quick vote clearly means there’s more ditch-level work to be done.