Political Rewind: Kemp Medicaid Plan Gets Committee Approval

Feb 20, 2019

On this edition of Political Rewind, two major policy proposals are taking shape at the legislature right now. A Senate committee has voted to give Gov. Kemp the power to determine the future of Medicaid expansion in Georgia. The measure is sure to be hotly contested by Democratic lawmakers.


Meanwhile, a House Committee is continuing public hearings on a bill that will fix in law the voting system Georgians will soon put to use. The measure also proposes fixes to controversial regulations that some say denied voters the right to cast ballots. Do the changes go far enough? Our panel weighs in.

Plus, Ivanka Trump visits with Gov. Kemp in Gwinnett County. We’ll talk about the visit and what the venue might say about upcoming elections.  

 

Panelists:

 

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

 

Amir Farokhi -- Atlanta City Councilman, District 2

 

Jackie Cushman -- Republican Strategist

 

Andy Miller -- Founder, Georgia Health News