Thursday on Political Rewind: As the dust settles after Sine Die, the fate of several major bills has become clear. A controversial budget, private school vouchers, expanded mental health care, and legalized sports betting - our panel weighs in.
Georgia lawmakers are agreeing to a state budget that will pay full tuition for all college students receiving a HOPE Scholarship while boosting pay for all state and university employees. A House-Senate agreement signed Wednesday sets a $32.5 billion state budget beginning July 1.
The Georgia House approved a bill that would crack down on gang recruitment in the state.
A bill aiming to increase safety in schools is headed to the Governor's desk to be signed into law. House Bill 147, the “School Safety Act” presented by Senator Mike Hodges (R—Brunswick), passed the Senate today.
The Georgia House passed its version of the Fiscal Year 2024 budget on Day 31 of the legislative session.
Democratic Georgia lawmakers, local officials and the NAACP are asking federal officials to investigate a health care system that closed hospitals in downtown Atlanta and a southern suburb. They claim Wellstar Health System has illegally discriminated against Black people and violated its tax-exempt status.
The Georgia Senate passed a bill that would limit the fees that county employees could collect from passport services on Day 25.
Kratom, a drug made from the leaves of the Southeast Asian tree, is unregulated in Georgia. Lawmakers say it can be purchased at gas stations or convenience stores despite potentially dangerous side effects.
The Georgia Senate passed bills to address telemarketing, vaping in public and dogfighting on Day 19.
The Georgia Senate voted to increase penalties for street gang recruitment on Day 17, while Democrats in both the House and Senate highlighted five gun bills they’re proposing to reduce gun violence.
Georgia senators engaged in contentious debates over two bills on Day 14 — on dealing with the sex trade and one on COVID-19 vaccinations.
Rep. Esther Panitch (D - Sandy Springs) gave a powerful speech against antisemitism on the House floor on Day 13, after a hate group distributed antisemitic flyers in driveways in Dunwoody and Sandy Springs on Sunday morning — hers included.
Georgia Sen. Billy Hickman (R-Statesboro) and Rep. Billy Mitchell (D-Stone Mountain) join GPB's Donna Lowry on Lawmakers to discuss sports betting.
The Georgia General Assembly looked ahead to the future of mental health legislation in the Georgia on “Mental Health Day” at the Capitol.
Minority Leader James Beverly spoke in the Georgia House of Representatives about Tyre Nichols' killing and the police culture that contributed to his death.