A row of gambling machines and players are seen. Democratic gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams endorsed legalizing gambling in Georgia in her Aug. 9 economic address.

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The panel

Leo Smith, @leosmithtweets, president, Engaged Futures
Michael Thurmond, CEO, Dekalb County 
Rick Dent, CEO, Matrix Communications
Tanya Washington, @AskProfW, professor, Georgia State University 


The breakdown

1. Democratic candidate for governor Stacey Abrams tests positive for COVID-19. 

  • Stacey Abrams said Wednesday she tested positive for the coronavirus a day after she delivered a major economic address to voters.

2. Stacey Abrams announced her economic plan Tuesday night, which includes legalizing gambling

  • Legal gambling could face blowback from progressives and conservatives alike, but it may also enjoy bipartisan support from moderates.
  • Abrams also intends to expand the HOPE scholarship to students with C-averages and add a need-based scholarship for students. It's one of the first big policy announcements she's made.

LISTEN: Professor Tanya Washington speaks on the impact of the HOPE scholarship.


3. Brian Kemp is set to announce tax refunds from the state's surplus, capping his first term's economic policy.


4. While few details have been released on the FBI's search of Mar-a-Lago, conservatives nationwide have reacted.

LISTEN: Leo Smith of Engaged Futures speaks on the impact of this search.


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