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.
Republican Rep. David Clark (R-Buford) was removed from the House chamber Tuesday for failing to follow rules requiring constant tests for COVID-19.
The approximately 21,000 DACA recipients living in Georgia get the same public education as any other Georgia student through 12th grade, but when it comes to college, they have to pay out-of-state tuition, which is much higher than in-state rates.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Nancy Pelosi was first elected to the U.S. House in 1987. Two decades later, she was the first woman to be elected Speaker of the House. And in the past few years, she became both a liberal icon and an increasingly polarizing figure as she battled President Donald Trump over a number of issues during his time in office.
Molly Ball, national political correspondent for TIME and now author of a new biography called Pelosi, joined Political Rewind to discuss Pelosi's character and career, as well as her rise to power and prominence in the U.S. Congress.
A key state lawmaker said Friday that he will continue to press his colleagues on ways to grow revenues as they consider a budget proposal that carries forward many of the cuts made when the financial outlook was bleak.
After the coronavirus pandemic led lawmakers to slash the state budget last year, Gov. Brian Kemp says that proactive step means no additional cuts for next year — and some agencies could see funding restored.
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.
Thursday on Political Rewind: Georgia once again finds itself among the worst states in the nation for new COVID-19 cases and deaths, according to state data and a recent report from the White House Coronavirus Task Force. While the task force numbers indicate a slight improvement in recent weeks, 821 Georgians died from the virus in just the seven-day period ending last Friday. The staggering toll comes even as the state faces a dwindling supply of vaccines as well as confusion about rollout.
Democratic Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were officially sworn in Wednesday afternoon by Vice President Kamala Harris, a historic moment on several fronts.
Wednesday afternoon on Political Rewind: A new presidential term begins and with it, a new political landscape in Georgia and across the United States. Following the inauguration of President Joe Biden, senators-elect Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock are scheduled to be sworn in later today.
The pair of Democrats from Georgia will shift the balance of the U.S. Senate from Republican control, giving the Democratic Party control of both chambers of Congress for the first time in 10 years.
Georgia’s extended 2020 election is set to finally deliver the will of the state’s voters Wednesday as a new vice president conducts a swearing-in ceremony for U.S. Sens. Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A new era begins today for the nation and for Georgia. President-elect Joe Biden is set be sworn in as the 46th president of the United States today. And later, Georgia’s new senators-elect Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock will take the oath of office and give Democrats majority-control of Congress for the first time in a decade.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: When President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States tomorrow, he becomes the principal player in a transition marked by a surging pandemic, spiraling joblessness and aggrieved ranks of voters who refuse to believe he was legitimately elected.
But previous American presidents have, too, faced daunting circumstances as they took the oath of office, and yet built brighter futures for the country.
Online sports betting would come to Georgia under legislation introduced in the state House of Representatives Friday.
Former Macon Mayor Robert Reichert likens his political career to shoveling coal into a steam locomotive.