Political Rewind: Kemp Wants To See Budget Cut Proposals First

Sep 4, 2019

On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Kemp orders state agency heads to ignore requests by legislative leaders to attend fall budget hearings and send his mandated 4% cuts directly to him. Why is Kemp cutting legislators out of the process and what does it say about support under the “Gold Dome” for his dramatic cuts across the board? We’ll ask our panel for answers.

 


Also, two Republicans have won spots in a special election runoff for a seat in the state legislature. We will explain how the race could become a referendum on David Ralston’s leadership as House Speaker.

Plus, is the Democratic nomination for president narrowing to just three likely contenders? Some expert analysts think so. We will ask our panel if they agree.

Panelists:
Greg Bluestein — Lead Political Writer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Stacey Evans — Former Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate 
Andra Gillespie — Political Science Professor, Emory University 
Leo Smith — Republican Strategist