An illustration of a bill flying over the general assembly.
Credit: Sam Bermas-Dawes, GPB News

The panel: 

Greg Bluestein — Politics reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution  

Rahul Bali — Politics reporter, WABE  

Stephen Fowler — Politics and election reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting

Riley Bunch — Public policy reporter, Georgia Public Broadcasting


The breakdown: 

1. Crossover Day wraps at the state Capitol. 

Greg Bluestein said bills can still get a second life in the Legislature even if they don't cross over. 

2. Stacey Abrams and Brian Kemp respond to each other during the campaign 

  • Abrams released her first TV ads after kicking off her "One Georgia Tour."

Kemp responds to Abrams' push to expand Medicaid in Georgia.

3. Georgia GOP state party chair is under fire for spreading alleged pro-Putin propagand

  • Shafer is under scrutiny for a tweet that spreads false Russian propaganda about Ukraine.
  • Earlier this year, Shafer was also called by the House Jan. 6 committee to testify about his creation of a so-called alternate slate of electors in 2020.


4. One year since Atlanta spa shootings killed eight people. 

  • Six of the victims were of Asian descent.

    • The shootings sparked the "Stop Asian Hate" movement nationwide.
  • Robert Aaron Long pleaded guilty to the murder charges and faces life in prison.

Rahul Bali says The Atlanta spa shootings were a wake-up call for him. 

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