Political Rewind: Virus Poses Challenges To State On Budget, Upcoming Elections

Mar 27, 2020

State House  Speaker David Ralston joined our panel to discuss the latest news surrounding coronavirus in Georgia, including his recent request to postpone the May 19 primary elections in order to avoid potential disruption of voting Friday on Political Rewind.

We spoke about how the shutdown of many businesses and a steep decline in revenues could impact the state budget.


Several Democratic members of the U.S. House are planning to introduce a bill that would prohibit members from owning stock in individual companies after several members of congress, including Georgia’s Sen. Kelly Loeffler, who faced scrutiny for recent transactions.

Panelists:

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

Sam Olens – Former State Attorney General

State Rep. David Ralston – Speaker of the House (R-Blue Ridge)

Michael Thurmond – DeKalb County CEO