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Day 24 - Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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GPB News - Politics

Tom Barton is the editorial page editor for the Savannah Morning News

This Week With Tom Barton: Labor Day And It's Off To The (Political) Races

Tom Barton of the Savannah Morning News talks with GPB's Sarah McCammon about the impending election season ... and a little Civil War history.

Peake: Expand Medical Marijuana To More Georgians

The lawmaker behind a bill to legalize medical marijuana for seizure patients said Wednesday the state should go one step further.

Earlier this year, Representative Allen Peake, R-Macon, championed a bill that would legalize cannabis oil for patients with seizure disorders. That effort ultimately failed in the final hours of the 2014 legislative session.

Peake's resolve, however, did not.

Representative Peake and other members of the new Medical Cannabis Study Committee met for the first time at the state Capitol Wednesday. The committee heard testimony from Paige Figi, a Colorado mother whose daughter Charlotte has become a symbol of the medical marijuana fight.

The only professional teacher organization in Georgia that endorses political candidates has swung its weight behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Jason Carter.

Teacher Group Backs Carter for Governor

The only professional teacher organization in Georgia that endorses political candidates has swung its weight behind Democratic gubernatorial candidate, Jason Carter. The Georgia Association of Educators announced its endorsement Wednesday outside of Grady High School in Atlanta where Carter’s wife, Kate, taught for six years. The endorsement wasn’t a surprise. The group normally backs Democrats. But GAE president Sid Chapman said the group sometimes withholds endorsements, and considered not endorsing anyone this year. GAE notably did not endorse Democratic Governor Roy Barnes in 2002, and he went on to lose to Republican Sonny Perdue.

How Does Death Row Clemency Work In Georgia? We Might Never Really Know

Botched executions across the country have people talking about the death penalty again. While that trend hasn’t touched Georgia, another rare occurrence occurred on the state’s Death Row. Tommy Lee Waldrip’s clemency in July was only the ninth in Georgia since the resumption of executions in the 1970s.

So, how does an inmate escape execution in Georgia?

How Does Death Row Clemency Work In Georgia?

In July, Tommy Lee Waldrip became only the ninth Georgia Death Row inmate to be granted clemency from execution since the resumption of executions in the 1970s. How does clemency work in Georgia? And why is set up so that we will never really know? By Grant Blankenship

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