Political Rewind: House Committee Investigating Georgia Elections

Mar 6, 2019

On this edition of Political Rewind, the House Oversight Committee announced Wednesday a new investigation into allegations of voter suppression in Georgia during the 2018 midterm elections. The announcement came a few hours after federal prosecutors announced charges in the ongoing Atlanta City Hall corruption probe.

 


Legislators are working at a rapid pace today, looking to protect or kill legislation that faces tomorrow’s crossover day, when bills die or live for yet another day.

Hanging in the balance: a bill to add penalties to crimes committed with a hateful intent and a measure to give the state the power to seize control of Hartsfield Jackson Airport. Our panel looks at the potential fate of those proposals and some of the highest-profile bills being debated this year.

Meanwhile, in a surprising shift, a number of bills championed by conservatives have gone down in defeat. Are the political winds blowing in a new direction under the gold dome?
We’ll have up to the minute news from the state capitol.

Panelists:

Greg Bluestein -- Lead Political Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution 

Beth Schapiro -- Democratic Strategist/Retired Pollster

Eric Johnson -- Former State Senator

Adam Van Brimmer -- Editorial Editor, Savannah News Now