UPDATE: Trump special prosecutor out; Delta’s Israel flights; School voucher bill; Ossoff demanding answers


*After Georgia Superior Court Judge Scott McAfee ruled Friday morning that Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis can either recuse herself and her office from the election interference case involving former President Trump or stay on the case if special prosecutor and ex-boyfriend Nathan Wade steps down, Wade did just that Friday afternoon. As a result, Willis and her team are now expected to ramp up preparations for the trial against Trump soon.  (More on the story: U.S. – SRN News

*Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines says they plan to restart flights to Israel from New York. The flights will run daily non-stop to Tel Aviv from JFK International. Service to Israel had been suspended since the Oct. 7th start of the Israel-Hamas war. Flights to Israel from Atlanta and Boston were also suspended in October 2023. Delta has not released when flights to Israel from Atlanta will restart.  

*The Georgia House is advancing a school voucher bill. Legislation that narrowly passed yesterday would provide a 65-hundred-dollar tuition voucher for kids attending schools considered to be in the lowest 25th percentile in performance. Opponents say it will lead to less money for public schools, while those in favor believe it will encourage lower-performing schools to improve. The revised bill now goes back to the State Senate.  

*Sen. Jon Ossoff wants answers from the state over thousands of Medicaid losses for children. He claims that Georgia hasn’t done enough to make sure those eligible are in the program after re-enrollment began following COVID-19. The number of children dropped from Medicaid in the last year amounts up to around 150-thousand. Ossoff says the governor’s administration must take immediate action.