The GBPI says Georgia's overall state reserves, going into fiscal year 2024, are expected to be above $16 billion — and that's money needed to stabilize the state’s broken systems and strengthen communities.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The Supreme Court rejected "independent legislature theory," an idea that its critics say could have undermined American democracy. Sen. Jon Ossoff and Gov. Brian Kemp feud over who's responsible for EV developments in Georgia. Meanwhile, there were two disturbing neo-Nazi protests in Georgia this week.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: As Donald Trump made his first appearance in federal court, Gov. Brian Kemp told CBS News that he'd support the former president should he win the Republican primary. Plus, will the federal trial delay Fulton County DA Fani Willis' legal proceedings?
Friday on Political Rewind: After months of wrangling, Congress has officially sent a debt ceiling bill to the president's desk. More Republican hopefuls are throwing their name in for 2024. Mike Pence, Chris Christie, and North Dakota Gov. Doug Bergum will announce in the coming days.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The U.S. House plans to vote tonight on a debt ceiling deal. Far-right Republicans could complicate the math of the agreement. Plus, Mike Pence cancels on Georgia's GOP convention. But first, an outpouring of support for former first lady Rosalynn Carter after her family reveals her dementia diagnosis.
Thursday on Political Rewind: President Biden is facing off with a GOP-held House over a looming debt ceiling default. Donald Trump will also appear at Georgia's Republican convention, but Gov. Brian Kemp will not.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Since winning a second term, Gov. Brian Kemp has started to expand his political network beyond Georgia, but it's unclear what he might do with that infrastructure. Host Bill Nigut and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's Greg Bluestein ask Kemp's senior adviser, Cody Hall, about what is next in 2024.
State tax collections slipped significantly in April, Gov. Brian Kemp's office said Tuesday. Revenues decreased by more than $800 million, or about 16%, compared to April of last year.
Gov. Brian Kemp will not attend this year's state Republican convention, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: We're updating you on major cases on Political Rewind. First, Fulton District Attorney Fani Willis offered immunity to some of Georgia's false electors during the special investigation of the 2020 election. Then, Dominion Voting reaches an 11th-hour settlement in its $1.6 billion lawsuit with Fox News.
Monday on Political Rewind: In an interview with CNN, Gov. Brian Kemp indicated he's not interested in passing gun control legislation. He also suggested Donald Trump can't win in 2024 if he keeps insisting he was robbed in 2020. Plus, a new study on the spread of right-wing extremism in schools.
Friday on Political Rewind: We take a moment to look at our neighbors to the south as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is getting set to visit Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. He hasn't declared his bid for president, but he could block frontrunner Donald Trump from the 2024 Republican nomination.
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.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: A bill meant to expand Georgia's mental health services faces pushback in the state Senate. Plus, the House rejects Kemp's proposal to boost funding for HOPE Scholarship recipients. Meanwhile, presidential hopeful Nikki Haley proposes raising the retirement age.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: As the Legislature reaches a deadline for passing bills this session, Republicans continue pushing measures that would expand their reach into local governments. But Gov. Brian Kemp signals disinterest in a Buckhead City secession. Meanwhile, Biden's student debt plan faces an uphill battle in Supreme Court. Finally, we take a look at the history of SNCC and civil rights in Georgia.