Georgia's state taxes on gasoline and diesel will be suspended for another month. Gov. Brian Kemp extended the tax rollback in a Friday executive order. The suspension will now last at least through Nov. 11.
A new law regulating wakeboarding and wakesurfing will be enforced as heat will draw more people out to the water to keep cool.
Monday on Political Rewind: The Legislature's outcomes are still front of mind for Georgians. Chancellor Sonny Perdue decried a cut to the University System and mental health advocates mourn a failed expansion. Plus, CBS' 60 Minutes is under fire for an interview with Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: As Sine Die looms over the Dome, legislators scramble to pass several high-profile bills. Gov. Brian Kemp supported a school choice measure that critics say would rob public schools of much-needed funds. Sports betting and expanded hate crime bills also saw a second life. We also discuss a tragic school shooting in Nashville.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The Georgia House is set to pass a 2024 budget that increases investment in law enforcement and public safety, including funds to address concerns in Buckhead. Meanwhile, opponents of the planned Atlanta police training center are accusing police of heavy-handed tactics.
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.
State Sen. Sonya Halpern, an Atlanta Democrat who represents District 39 in the Georgia Legislature, recently participated in an evening ride-along with the Georgia State Patrol.
Gambling legislation could find a friendlier audience in the state legislature this session.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is calling for an end to Georgia's runoffs. Stacey Abrams gave her first public interview after the election. And texts between Mark Meadows and Georgia Republicans show unfounded conspiracy theories. #gapol
Wednesday at 2 p.m. on Political Rewind: University of Georgia legend Herschel Walker has lost his bid for the U.S. Senate, falling short by around 95,000 in the runoff race with incumbent Sen. Raphael Warnock. We analyze where his campaign lost momentum. And we also look at some of Walker's shortcomings and how they'll influence candidate quality for the GOP going forward.
On Election Day, Ruwa Romman made Georgia history: She became the first known Muslim woman elected to the Georgia House, and she is also the first Palestinian American elected to any office in the state.
Monday on Political Rewind: Democrats secured the U.S. Senate, but Republicans could narrowly take the U.S. House, giving a platform to far-right representatives. Meanwhile, Georgia's Republican legislators meet today to find a successor to David Ralston.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Two days after the midterms, all eyes are on Nevada and Arizona's congressional races. Depending on the outcome, Georgia could decide who controls the Senate. Plus, we look at the voting coalitions that got Kemp reelected and ask what's next for Stacey Abrams.
Every year the state touts being voted No. 1 for business, but small business owners — especially entrepreneurs of color — continue to struggle with challenges brought on by the pandemic, Small Business Majority Georgia Director Rachel Shanklin said.
For the first time, the General Assembly will be required "to hold a debate on the situation" that sparks a veto in the Security Council within 10 working days.