Political Rewind: Music Midtown canceled; Claiming unborn kids on taxes; Update on Fulton probe
Amy Steigerwalt, @DrSteigerwalt, political science professor, Georgia State University
Chauncey Alcorn, @CLamontLives, reporter, Capital B
Leo Smith, @leosmithtweets, GOP consultant, president of Engaged Futures
Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Music Midtown festival canceled; reports show strife over Georgia's permissive gun laws.
- Live Nation announced on Monday it was canceling the September festival held annually in Piedmont Park.
- The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports sources familiar with the decision had concerns over a recent court ruling that could limit the organizers' ability to ban guns during the festival.
- The decision did not revolve around Georgia's new permitless carry law.
- Rather, the debated stretches back to a 2014 state law that allows Georgians to legally carry firearms in a range of new places, including public land such as city-owned Piedmont Park.
- Some people question if other larger events will pull out of Georgia.
2. The Georgia Department of Revenue clears path to claim unborn children on taxes.
- This is in response to the personhood provision of Georgia's six-week abortion ban.
- According to the department, starting on July 20, 2022, taxpayers can claim an exemption in the amount of $3,000 per unborn child.
3. Sen. Lindsey Graham looks to challenge Fulton County probe in federal court.
- The South Carolina Republican seeks to move his subpoena by the Fulton County special grand jury from state to federal court.
- This is a strategy that has worked for Rep. Jody Hice.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Greg Bluestein joins the panel.