Political Rewind: Parents' Bill of Rights, transgender sports ban and Gwinnett maps dominate session
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
1. Gov. Kemp backs new legislation called Parents' Bill of Rights.
- Proponents say the move will increase transparency and parent participation in schools.
- Critics say HB 1178 and SB 449 could have a chilling effect on teachers thanks to the increased surveillance.
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.
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.