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This Day in Georgia History

November 12, 1944

Poll Favored Home Rule

The day before the Constitutional Revision Commission was scheduled to reconvene, the Atlanta Constitution reported on a poll it had conducted of Georgia legislators on the question of home rule - allowing Georgia cities and counties to govern themselves on purely local matters. This was an issue the commission was considering in drafting a new state constitution for Georgia. The poll revealed that 87 percent of Georgia senators and 77 percent of Georgia representatives favored increasing home rule.