State Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton, second from left, shakes hands with Gov. Brian Kemp on the rotunda during the opening day of the year for the general session of the state legislature, Monday, Jan 13, 2020 in Atlanta.
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State Sen. Mike Dugan, R-Carrollton, second from left, shakes hands with Gov. Brian Kemp on the rotunda during the opening day of the year for the general session of the state legislature, Monday, Jan 13, 2020 in Atlanta.

On Monday's Political Rewind, the General Assembly has begun its 2020 session. Major themes are likely to include significant budget cuts and the legalization of gambling.

In addition, legislators will be keeping the upcoming election in mind throughout the session's deliberations.

We also covered developments in the Democratic presidential primary, including Iowa’s upcoming caucus and Sen. Cory Booker’s departure from the race.

And Georgia continues to struggle with a maternal mortality crisis. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Jim Galloway walked us through his latest column on that issue.

Panelists:

Stephen Fowler — Politics Reporter, GPB News

Jim Galloway — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Karen Owen — Political Science Professor, University of West Georgia

Amy Steigerwalt — Political Science Professor, Georgia State University