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Political Rewind: Last chance for major bills; Trump versus Willis; Buckhead City calls it quits
Chauncey Alcorn, @CLamontLives, reporter, Capital B
Chuck Williams, @chuckwilliams, reporter, WRBL-TV Columbus
Maya Prabhu, @MayaTPrabhu, government reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC, political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. It's Crossover Day — what bills to watch for at the Legislature.
- Crossover Day is typically the last day for a bill to pass one chamber in order to stay alive.
- Two bills would allow for the creation of an oversight committee for district attorneys and lower the threshold for their recall votes.
- The bills seem to address Fulton County's Fani Willis and Athens-Clarke County's Deborah Gonzalez, who said they wouldn't prosecute abortion cases after the Dobbs decision.
- Former President Donald Trump addressed Willis' probe and the legislation, saying it wouldn't affect his 2024 campaign for president.
- Another bill would limit medical treatment for transgender children, supported by U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
- State Rep. Esther Panitch introduced a bill that would update Georgia's hate crime guidelines with an additional focus on antisemitism.
- On the show, Maya Prabhu noted language that would include swastikas in the bill was removed last Friday.
- There's been buzz around a potential gateway to legalized sports betting, but there seems to be little appetite.
- Proposed voting laws could further restrict access to drop boxes.
2. Buckhead City movement leader Bill White says he's done until 2026.
- In an newsletter, the Buckhead City Committee said that Gov. Brian Kemp's disinterest in signing any bill that would grant them cityhood means they'll hold off on the effort until his term is up in 2026.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Tamar Hallerman joins the panel.