Political Rewind: Buckhead Secession, Federal Infrastructure Fights And Cobb School Mask Debate
Thursday on Political Rewind: Supporters of the creation of a new city of Buckhead are moving forward with efforts to see the issues brought before the state legislature. Lawmakers in favor of the proposal announced they will hold state senate hearings on the controversial measure during the November special legislative session.
So far, no lawmakers representing Buckhead have signed on to the effort. But Buckhead secession could see broad support from Republican legislators from across the state. Our panel discussed what their support means for GOP messaging.
In other news, it is a crucial period in the U.S. Capitol for President Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda. His sweeping infrastructure bill and social policy reforms are facing choppy waters stirred up by Republicans and disagreement among the Democratic caucus. We looked at what the debate means for Georgia.
Margaret Coker — Editor-in-Chief, The Current
Chart Riggall — Reporter, Marietta Daily Journal
Kevin Riley — Editor, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution