Political Rewind: New Attention To COVID Funding, Protocols In State Budget Discourse
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A member of the Georgia House of Representatives was removed from the floor by a state trooper after refusing to comply with rules requiring legislators to be tested regularly for the coronavirus. Meanwhile, the state budget — including funding for the Department of Public Health amid the pandemic — is being considered by the legislature.
Also: The General Assembly considers an array of issues as the session begins its opening weeks. Hate-crime legislation, a tobacco tax and the repeal of state citizens' arrest laws are among the topics being discussed by lawmakers. Our panel explores how the current slate of legislation is playing out in the General Assembly.
Donna Lowry — Host, GPB’s Lawmakers
Greg Bluestein — Politics Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Rep. Chuck Efstration — State Representative (R-Dacula)
Rep. Scott Holcomb — State Representative (D-Atlanta)