Wednesday on Political Rewind: Following its decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta, MLB announced yesterday it hold the event at Coors Field in Denver, Colo. The move has led analysts to highlights the sharp contrast between Georgia's new election law, which creates hurdles for voting by mail, and Colorado’s laws, which sends absentee ballot applications forms to every legal voter.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The partisan fight to define Georgia’s new election law continues. SB 202 shapes how ballots are cast, votes are processed and who oversees the state’s elections. Our panel attempts to answer your questions while digging into the details of the bill.
Monday on Political Rewind: Georgia remains in the center of a national political storm as the country debates the sweeping changes Republicans made to the state’s voting laws. The decision by Major League Baseball to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta was a stinging rebuke,
Lawmakers named the pecan the official state nut as an intended boost to an industry that suffered generational losses during 2018’s Hurricane Michael.
Thursday on Political Rewind, as legislators brought the 2021 General Assembly session to an end late last night, they faced an onslaught of harsh criticism from corporate leaders who went public to condemn the controversial election measures that are now Georgia law.
The legislature sent to Gov. Brian Kemp’s desk for his signature two bills related to criminal justice that would let some Georgia offenders gain early release from probation and improve the processing and tracking of sexual-assault kits.
David Cowan, American Sign Language interpreter for the Georgia Capitol, speaks with GPB’s Lawmakers Reporter Brenda Waters.
Today on Political Rewind: On the 40th and final day of the Georgia legislative session, key bills remain unresolved. Plus, a district court judge has opened the door making it easier for third party candidates to run for federal office in Georgia. What does that mean for expanding your choices on election day?
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Fallout from the arrest of Georgia state Rep. Park Cannon continues. The representative from Atlanta returned to the state Capitol yesterday. Also, after winning approval from the state Senate, an overhaul of Georgia’s citizen’s arrest law is one step closer to final approval.
House Bill 218 passed the Georgia Senate by a vote of 34-18 Monday. The bill allows any legal gun owner from another state to carry their weapons in Georgia, even if their home state has a different set of license standards.
Monday on Political Rewind: Criticism of the new election bill continued over the weekend as the measure, signed by Gov. Brian Kemp Thursday evening, receives nationwide attention. Democrats in Congress say the Georgia bill highlights the need for H.R. 1., the federal election bill currently awaiting action in the U.S. Senate.
In other news, Kemp signaled he will soon lift most of Georgia's coronavirus restrictions. Is his decision based on the advice of his public health team?
Friday on Political Rewind: A contentious GOP election law passed along partisan lines in the General Assembly yesterday. The omnibus bill changes many aspect of Georgia elections, and includes stricter identification requirements for absentee voting and a more narrower window to request an absentee ballot.
Thursday on Political Rewind: The coronavirus pandemic dominated headlines this past year. But the news this week has returned to a different ongoing public health crisis: gun violence. We spoke to Dr. Mark Rosenberg, a former CDC official and a longtime advocate for using scientific research to stem gun violence, and former chief justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court Betty Dickey.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: All adults in Georgia will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations. Gov. Brian Kemp called the dramatic expansion the state’s ticket back to normal. Democrats in the U.S. Senate cite recent shooting sprees in Colorado and Georgia as proof gun reform is needed.
The Asian American community is still grieving a week after the spa killings in Atlanta. Lawmakers speaks to Georgia Rep. Marvin Lim.