In Buckhead and at Morehouse College, Andre Dickens heard two different sides of Atlanta's opinions on the proposed Public Safety Training Center during public appearances on Feb. 7.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Going into his State of the Union speech, President Biden's approval rating was underwater in Georgia. With 2024 around the corner, our panel breaks down the appeals he made to Georgia's voters and where he might have fallen flat.
Georgia House members are looking to regulate the installation of rooftop solar panels, saying some companies are ripping off consumers. The House Energy, Telecommunications and Utilities Committee voted unanimously Tuesday to advance a bill that would require companies that install panels at residences to be certified by the state Public Service Commission and make certain disclosures to consumers.
An investigation found Black Voters Matter volunteers broke no rules by handing out water and snacks at an early voting site in 2020. Their accuser might be in legal jeopardy for bringing a pistol to the polls, though.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: Georgia's members of Congress are anticipating President Biden's State of the Union address tonight, signaling which issues are important to them based on guests they invite. Meanwhile, Georgia Senate leaders call for an investigation into a trip to Europe with taxpayer funds.
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.
A process recently implemented by Georgia state lawmakers to examine how county officials handle elections is likely unsustainable without more resources or reforms, according to the panel that did the first review under the law.
State Rep. Joseph Gullett, R-Dallas, introduced a bill into the Georgia House this week that would allow Georgia cities to experiment with instant runoff voting in nonpartisan municipal elections.
After a 17-month review, a panel assessing Fulton County's elections board is not recommending the state take over operations in Georgia's most populous county.
Passing the budget becomes the legislative priority, and Kemp signs the Hate Crimes Law.
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.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: The Fulton County special grand jury has ended their investigation. It's unclear if their report will be public or whether District Attorney Fani Willis will pursue charges. Meanwhile, Sen. Jon Ossoff says Democrats have a long way to go to flip state offices — but the Dawgs win back-to-back titles!
President Joe Biden is set to present the nation's second highest civilian award to 12 individuals involved in defending the Capitol during the insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, and safeguarding the will of American voters in the 2020 presidential election.
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