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Political Rewind: Equal Pay Day; Family of slain activist releases independent autopsy; SB 140
Chuck Kuck, @ckuck, immigration attorney
Fred Smith, @fredosmithjr, professor of law, Emory University
Stephen Fowler, @stphnfwlr, political reporter, GPB News
Tamar Hallerman, @TamarHallerman, senior reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. Today is Equal Pay Day.
- NPR reports white women make 82 cents to a man's dollar.
- Women of color make far less.
Former Rep. Pat Schroeder, a pioneer for women's rights, dies at 82.
The congresswoman was a fierce advocate for pregnant women in the workforce and signed a family leave bill in 1993.
2. Family of environmental activist sues city of Atlanta for public records and releases full autopsy.
- Manuel Paez Terán was shot and killed by police Jan. 18 while protesting Atlanta's proposed Public Safety Training Center,
- Terán's family released an independent autopsy that alleges they had their hands up and was sitting cross-legged when shot.
- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is leading the multi-agency investigation into Terán's death and has not released their autopsy yet.
- The GBI has said its investigation could take between 60 and 90 days.
3. A committee will review Senate Bill 140, a bill limiting treatment for transgender youth.
- The bill would prevent doctors from prescribing hormones or performing gender non-conforming surgeries on minors.
- The review comes as more than 500 health care providers across the state have sign a letter urging lawmakers to vote against the measure.
4. Senate Bill 132 would bar people and companies from certain foreign countries from buying farmland within 25 miles of any military base.
- The bill has a hearing today in the House, as the measure made it through Crossover Day.
- Immigration lawyer Chuck Kuck says that if the measure passes the bigger question will be, "Who will keep track of this?"
5. Sports betting bills could get new life.
- At an Atlanta Press Club event, House Speaker Jon Burns says that even though the bills didn't make it past the Crossover Day deadline, that they aren't dead yet.
- He also added that the ground is shifting in terms of Medicaid expansion.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Greg Bluestein joins the panel.