A view of lawmakers inside the capitol.
Credit: File photo

The panel:

Kevin Riley — Editor-in-chief, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Kristal Dixon — Reporter, Atlanta Axios

Margaret Coker — Editor-in-chief, The Current 

Riley Bunch — Public policy reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting 

Thomas Clyde — Lawyer, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP


The breakdown:

1. Gov. Kemp backs new legislation called Parents' Bill of Rights.

2. Several high-ranking Republican state lawmakers put their weight behind a bill targeting transgender athletes.

  • Read SB 435 here. 
  • In recent years, over 30 states introduced similar legislation curbing the participation of trans students in athletics.


3. Republican lawmakers bypass the local process with redistricting bills 

  • Republican legislators released a redistricting map for the Gwinnett County Commissioners with many changes from the map backed by Democrats.
  • Watch Lawmakers for a further breakdown of HB 873.

Axios Atlanta reporter Kristal Dixon outlined the unusual method the Republican-led General Assembly is using to pass bills impacting the make-up of local government.

Tomorrow on Political Rewind:

Host Bill Nigut returns as our Friday show takes to video. Watch the episode on GPB.org and on GPB-TV.