A Georgia Senate committee has approved two bills that could allow the Buckhead neighborhood to secede from the city of Atlanta. It's the first time that an issue freighted with fears about crime and racial and economic division has moved forward in the General Assembly.
Monday on Political Rewind: Host Bill Nigut returns! We'll discuss when Fulton County DA Fani Willis could release possible indictments from her investigation into the 2020 election. Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp joined national GOP donors at a retreat in Texas, as he cuts ties with the state GOP. But first: Two Buckhead cityhood bills advance moments before our 9 a.m. show.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Our panel checks in with what is happening under the Gold Dome, with a legislative roundup on the status on bills concerning campaign fundraising, transgender sports bans and legal gambling.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A federal judge in Atlanta suggests he may have to stop hearing a voting rights lawsuit after a Supreme Court decision on a Alabama redistricting case. Newly released campaign fundraising totals show Stacey Abrams and Raphael Warnock outraised their GOP rivals. And Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan has further distanced himself from Republican loyalists to former President Donald Trump.
Friday on Political Rewind: Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis has called for a grand jury to investigate former President Donald Trump's attempts to meddle in the 2020 election. Plus, A fiery gubernatorial election drives the Republican primary to hot-button issues.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Gov. Kemp prepares his State of the State address. Meanwhile, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens seeks to improve the relationship between city and state government. And Sen. Warnock puts pressure on big businesses to step in the fight on voting rights.
On Tuesday night, the Atlanta Braves win offered Georgia lawmakers a spirit of bipartisan unity on this first day of the special session of the Georgia General Assembly. The harmony over a sports victory is not likely to last.
Crime is spiking across the city of Atlanta, and perhaps most visibly in Buckhead. Some residents there are saying it's time to secede from Atlanta and that forming their own city is the best way to protect their citizens and keep a close eye on their tax dollars. Opponents of Buckhead cityhood believe that this could be a tremendous hit to the economy of the city of Atlanta. On the latest episode of Georgia Today, we talk to J.D. Capelouto, news reporter from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, about the push by some residents for Buckhead to secede from Atlanta.
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