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State Senator Josh McKoon Won't Run In 2018

Jan 30, 2017
Georgia State Senate

State Sen. Josh McKoon, known for championing contentious legislation protecting people acting on religious belief, has announced that he won't run for re-election.

McKoon announced Monday that he won't seek re-election in 2018. McKoon, a Republican from Columbus, said that he is not "taking anything off the table" in terms of what may come next for his career.

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Georgia's controversial religious liberty bill is now in the hands of Gov. Nathan Deal and he’s under enormous pressure from both sides of the hot-button issue.

A last ditch effort to draft new legislation and revise parts of House Bill 757 during the final hours of the session Thursday night failed.

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This year, Georgia lawmakers will look at two bills dealing with a person’s right to religious practice, both of which are expected to inspire much discussion, even though they answer questions that already seem to have answers.