Political Rewind: Fmr. Govs Back Ralston Amid Calls to Resign

Feb 22, 2019

On this edition of Political Rewind, as David Ralston faces calls for his resignation from GOP colleagues, Gov. Kemp and former Govs. Roy Barnes and Nathan Deal have voiced their support. We discuss the future for the state house speaker.


An important group of non-profit rural healthcare leaders declares their support for Gov. Kemp’s plan to pursue waivers for a limited expansion of Medicaid. Democrats say Kemp appears to be pursuing a plan that doesn’t go far enough.

A Republican legislator introduces a bill to establish a hate crimes law here. Why has Georgia remained one of only five states without hate crimes protections? We’ll look at the history of past efforts to put a law in place.

Is this the year that lawmakers will take steps to legalize horseracing in the state? We’ll examine the renewed effort to pass a bill that’s gotten a cold shoulder for years.

Plus, a longtime GOP state senator is on the verge of jumping into the 7th district congressional race.

 

Panelists:

 

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

 

Heath Garrett -- Republican Strategist

 

Andra Gillespie -- Political Science Professor, Emory University

 

Ceasar Mitchell -- Former Atlanta City Council President