Gov. Brian Kemp on Thursday announced that, effective March 8, all educators and school staff of both public and private schools are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination in Georgia. This, however, does not include college professors.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Few areas of our lives during the pandemic have been as fraught with anxiety and uncertainty as our schools. As the virus rages through communities across Georgia, school systems have struggled to open classroom doors to students. Are we ready for school life to resume normally? And at what cost?
Monday on Political Rewind: The fallout from the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump. The Senate took an unexpected vote to allow witnesses on Saturday morning, only for Democrats to abandon that path hours later in the interest of a speedy conclusion to the trial. Meanwhile, the 43 Senate Republicans who voted to acquit provide a glimpse onto the hold that the former president continues to have on the party.
The Georgia General Assembly’s amended fiscal year 2021 state budget passed, with the final version now on Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk.
Today on Political Rewind: Gov. Brian Kemp is preparing to unveil his proposal for reforming Georgia’s citizens’ arrest law. Also, the Fulton County district attorney and the secretary of state each launch new investigations announced into the actions of former President Donald Trump.
Gov. Brian Kemp announced Wednesday a $1,000 bonus for state employees in the amended FY 2021 budget.
As the pandemic stretches on more people are struggling with opioid use disorder. At an annual event highlighting addiction recovery, state leaders shared alarming statistics and their plans for helping Georgians through the opioid crisis.
Monday on Political Rewind: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has published new polling gauging voter attitudes in Georgia in the aftermath of January's major political headlines, including the Senate runoffs, the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, former President Donald Trump's second impeachment and more.
The survey results show that state Republicans are in a much weaker position than they have been in years. About half of those polled said that they have a positive view of Democrats, but only about a third said the same about the GOP. Still, a majority of Georgians polled approved of proposals for adding photo I.D. or other documentation for absentee voting, but oppose further restrictions.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A member of the Georgia House of Representatives was removed from the floor by a state trooper after refusing to comply with rules requiring legislators to be tested regularly for the coronavirus.
Also, the General Assembly considers an array of issues as the session begins its opening weeks, including the state budget.
Friday on Political Rewind: As Georgians eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations scramble to get them, Gov. Brian Kemp acknowledged demand is far outstripping supply. Kemp told reporters at a news conference Georgia has already received most of the doses the state was initially set to receive.
Our panel reviewed the rollout of President Joe Biden’s plan to fight the coronavirus and whether it may begin turning the corner on the pandemic here and across the country.
Friday on Political Rewind: After a bruising year of contending with the coronavirus, feuds with the president and a bitter war with fellow Republicans, Gov. Brian Kemp delivered a State of the State speech painting a picture of a brighter future for Georgia.
Also, we paid tribute to a giant of Georgia life: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Jim Galloway is retiring after more than four decades at the paper. The longtime panelist will remain a frequent guest of our show.
2020 was not kind to the people of Georgia, from a deadly global pandemic to devastating economic hardships and political unrest, but Gov. Brian Kemp is optimistic that what comes next will be better.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The U.S. House is marching toward a vote on impeachment for the second time. Included in one article of impeachment is language accusing President Donald Trump of trying to overturn the outcome of Georgia’s president election results.
Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp announced his support for a measure to tighten rules on absentee balloting.
Georgia’s health workers are doing incredible work getting the COVID-19 vaccine into people’s arms, but they have to pick up the pace.
That was the message from Gov. Brian Kemp during a Friday press conference about the vaccine rollout.
Residents and staff in long-term health care facilities are currently being inoculated with the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. While this population makes up only 5% of coronavirus cases in the state, residents in these facilities make up more than 37% of the deaths from COVID-19 in Georgia, according to the state health department.