Sonny Perdue addresses the legislature.

Chancellor Sonny Perdue addresses the audience at his investiture ceremony. The former governor recently condemned budget cuts to the University System of Georgia.

Credit: Twitter: @SonnyPerdue

The panel: 

Edward Lindsey, @edlindsey14,former Republican state representative

Kendra King Momon, professor of political science at Oglethorpe University

Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver, @mmo_mary, (D) Decatur

Patricia Murphy, @MurphyAJC,  political reporter and columnist, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


The breakdown: 

1. As the dust settles, Georgians are still looking at what passed this legislative session. 

  • The AJC's Patricia Murphy says during Sine Die, 20 bills were taken up in the last two hours. 
  • Rep. Mary Margaret Oliver talked about failing to expand on mental health reform.

LISTEN: Patricia Murphy explains the urgent need to improve on mental health reform.

2. Sonny Perdue speaks on 'unfortunate' and 'disappointing' budget cuts to Georgia's university system.

  • In an interview with Orlando Montoya, the chancellor of the University System of Georgia said the additional state budget decrease of $66 million will hurt USG institutions, especially smaller ones.
  • The cuts will hit each of the system’s 26 public colleges and universities differently, ranging from a nearly $12 million cut for the University of Georgia to a $200,000 cut for Atlanta Metropolitan State College.


3. U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene debuts on 60 Minutes.

  • During a 14-minute interview, the 14th District Republican defended President Donald Trump, even ahead of his arraignment this week. 

    • She falsely asserted Democrats were pedophiles.
  • Before the interview, the hashtag #Boycott60minutes trended.

LISTEN: GOP insider Ed Lindsey speaks on the "60 Minutes" interview of Marjorie Taylor Greene.

Tuesday on Political Rewind: The AJC's Tamar Hallerman joins the panel.