Two of Georgia’s top lawmakers announced Monday ways they plan to fight violent crime — especially in the city of Atlanta. Speaking to members of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, Gov. Brian Kemp said he plans to ask the General Assembly to pass laws to fight crime during a special legislative session this fall.

And House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge) told the committee he plans to ask the General Assembly to approve spending $3 million to pay for 20 additional state troopers and to double the state’s gang and human trafficking task forces.

Many of the committee members expressed their support of these announcements. 

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