Political Rewind: First Week Of 2020 General Assembly Sees News On Budget And Bills In The Works

Jan 17, 2020

On Friday's Political Rewind, the legislature has recessed at the end of the first week of the 2020 session. Members will spend next week in budget hearings. Agency heads will plead their cases for why they should not lose significant funding despite demands from Gov. Brian Kemp for big budget cuts.


Also, Sen. Kelly Loeffler has released her first campaign ad since being appointed to fill retired Sen. Johnny Isakson’s seat until the special election in November. In the video, Loeffler makes clear she will stand with President Trump against impeachment.

Georgia legislators have passed a resolution praising the president for the deadly strike on Iran’s Maj. Gen. Qassam Suleimani. The vote fell along largely partisan lines, surprising some observers who thought there would be more solidarity around the measure.

Panelists:

Jim Galloway – Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Ceasar Mitchell – Former Atlanta City Council Member

Beth Schapiro – Former Strategist and Pollster

Eric Tanenblatt – Republican Strategist