Today on Political Rewind: Democrats and voting rights groups are mounting a furious counterattack to legislation designed to restrict early and absentee voting in Georgia. Also, Georgia teachers will soon be able to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Yesterday, Gov. Brian Kemp announced his plan to expand the circle of Georgians eligible for shots to include educators and school staff starting early in March.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Movement ensues on consequential bills in the Georgia General Assembly. The state Senate passed yesterday a first deluge of measures designed by Republicans to change how Georgians vote. The Senate bill requires increased proof of identity such as a photo identification or driver's license for absentee voting.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: A year has passed since the death of Ahmaud Arbery. The 25-year-old was shot and killed in a residential neighborhood outside of Brunswick, Ga., not far from his home.
Where do we stand in seeking justice for this young man from Georgia? How has the country grown and where is more attention needed?
Monday on Political Rewind: Voting rights groups are expressing outrage over a newly introduced 48-page bill that consolidates the dramatic changes Republican legislators want to make in how Georgians now vote. Opponents say the bills are clear efforts at voter suppression, but advocates say they are needed to restore public faith in the integrity of the state’s elections.
Plus, former U.S. Sen. Kelly Loeffler announced a new voter registration group aimed at helping Republicans register likely conservative voters and advocating for conservative electoral policies.
Thursday on Political Rewind: While partisanship continues to drive almost every aspect of how Congress operates today, at the local level, political leaders are more likely to be practical problem solvers dealing with issues their neighborhoods are experiencing every day.
Today, we talk with mayors of three Georgia cities to get an up-close look at how their communities are coping with the problems of our times.
Friday on Political Rewind: A return to a previous conversation with author Jerald Walker, writer of How to Make a Slave and Other Essays. Last December, we spoke with Walker about his recently published collection of essays and his own personal journey as a writer. Walker's newest work is a finalist for a National Book award.
Wednesday on Political Rewind, a bipartisan coalition of legislators has come together to support Gov. Brian Kemp’s proposal to replace Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law. Debate over whether to open Georgia schools for in-person classes continues to cause friction among teachers, parents and school administrators.
David Perdue has taken the first step on the road back to the U.S. Senate, filing paperwork with the Federal Election Commission on Monday to set up a potential political comeback in the Peach State in 2022.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Biden administration pauses Gov. Brian Kemp’s plan for a partial expansion of Medicaid. President Donald Trump had approved Kemp’s plan, which ties expanding Medicaid to a work requirement. But now, the Biden administration says the requirement is unfeasible during a pandemic. The Democratic party might push once again for a full expansion of Medicaid in the state.
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.
Friday on Political Rewind: New movement on legislation in the Georgia General Assembly. Bills regarding sports wagering and human trafficking were considered.
Top Republican representatives pushed a bill to curtail absentee voting. But one of the more emotional debates in the legislature concerns visitation policies at nursing homes and hospitals.
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.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: While the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump continues, leaders in Georgia attempt to respond to the ongoing pandemic and its resulting economic burden.
In the state Capitol, Republicans have released a list of recommendations they say are designed to assure future elections will be free of fraud. Democrats vow to fight back against efforts they describe as voting suppression.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgia election officials announced they have opened an investigation into the now infamous phone call between Trump and Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
In news from the General Assembly, a bill to legalize sports betting in Georgia could be on the floor of the state House this week. Republican Lawmakers are also considering measures to put new constraints on mail-in voting.
Monday on Political Rewind: A sobering anniversary came over the weekend. One year ago, the first coronavirus-related death was reported in the United States. Our panel weighed in on where we stand now in putting this pandemic behind us. When will more vaccine reach Georgia? What is being done to safety open schools? Our guests offered answers to some of the most common questions you are been asking.