Georgia's state government will for the first time run its own marketplace for individual health insurance under a law that Gov. Brian Kemp signed Tuesday. The Republican governor says the law will help people better know and compare health insurance options and promote competition.
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.
The Wrongful Conviction Compensation Act, filed as House Bill 364 in the 2023 legislative session, is one final Senate approval away from being signed into Georgia law by Gov. Brian Kemp under Senate Bill 35.
Monday on Political Rewind: Lt. Gov. Burt Jones has given up legislation that would threaten key health care bills. Meanwhile, Gov. Brian Kemp quickly signed SB 140, which restricts gender-affirming care for transgender minors. And there are new developments at the site of the future Atlanta police training center.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: We now know the winners and losers from Crossover Day. Sports betting falls short, but our panel breaks down what remains.
Some two dozen people were charged with domestic terrorism in response to violence at the planned police training facility.
Monday on Political Rewind: It's Crossover Day under the Dome. Today, several high profile bills are on the line at the Legislature. Our panel breaks down the latest.
Friday on Political Rewind: Sports gambling, Buckhead City, and Georgia's "Don't Say Gay" bills failed in the state Senate.
Meanwhile, the House passed an expanded mental health services bill.
Friday on Political Rewind: Across the state, legislators and organizers are looking for solutions to homelessness — this as the cost of home ownership continues to skyrocket. Also, we look at environmental issues facing our state.
Monday on Political Rewind: We begin a series of profiles of leaders from all over Georgia. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond is a public servant who has worked for decades to reform some of the state's most broken institutions.
Georgia senators are advancing a bill that would make prison sentences harsher for gang crimes. Senate Bill 44 would add a mandatory five years to sentences for anyone convicted of a gang crime and 10 years for anyone convicted of recruiting minors into a gang.
Friday on Political Rewind: The Legislature is picking up steam. Bills that would block a federal website for insurance in favor of a state site, authorize sports betting, and approve a statue of Clarence Thomas are in the air. Meanwhile, a federal judge rules on the mass challenge of Georgia voters.
Some Georgia senators want to permanently block schools and most government agencies from requiring people to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Lawmakers put a one-year ban into law in 2022, but it expires June 30 if they don't act.
House budget writers in Georgia want to shift $100 million into the state employee health plan to reduce the sting of health insurance premium increases for public school districts. That's among changes that the House Appropriations Committee made Wednesday in Republican Gov. Brian Kemp's proposal for the 2023 budget year.
North Georgia banker Johnny Chastain has defeated Sheree Ralston, the widow of late House Speaker David Ralston to win Ralston's old House seat. That's according to final, unofficial results from Tuesday's Republican runoff.
Legal sales of medical marijuana oil could be only months away in Georgia. A state commission on Wednesday approved rules for testing, inspections and sales.