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Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson during an appearance on Political Rewind.
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Former Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson has announced she is taking the first steps toward running for the Democratic nomination to oppose Republican David Perdue in the 2020 U.S. Senate Race. 

Friday morning Tomlinson shared the news of her exploratory committee and said "together, we can take the roadmap to the Senate majority through Georgia and have a government that works for ALL Georgians and ALL Americans."

Tomlinson will be a panelist on Friday's "Political Rewind with Bill Nigut" at 2 p.m.

The desks and floor in the the House Chamber were covered in bills tossed by lawmakers after the legislature, adjourned Sine Die ending the 2019 legislative session.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, the 2019 Georgia Legislative Session has come to a close. We look at the key bills lawmakers passed at the close of the 40-day session and those that will be left on the table for next year.


Host Bill Nigut speaks with Greg Bluestein, Rep. Calvin Smyre and Sen. Nikema Williams at the Georgia State Capitol.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, lawmakers, lobbyists and citizens here to promote favored legislation or just soak in the spectacle have all gathered under the gold dome today as the 2019 session rushes to a close.


A group of protestors opposing a law overhauling the states voting system demostrate on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, there is just one day left in the legislative session to resolve some big questions.


Georgia State Capitol
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On this edition of Political Rewind, it's the final days of the 2019 legislative session and some bills are moving at light speed while others are fighting howling headwinds.  Are some Republicans losing heart in supporting the heartbeat abortion bill?  Just what is a Frankenbill and how has it been weaponized to protect a state takeover of Hartsfield Jackson Airport?  How has the bill allowing production and distribution of medical marijuana coming down from what appeared to be a big high?  

Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Kemp has signed into law his signature issue of the 2019 legislative session. Kemp now has the power to set the course for expansion of Medicaid and to determine possible subsidies for Georgians who buy insurance through Obamacare. We look at the political implications for Kemp’s victory.

 


Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan, House Speaker David Ralston and Gov. Brian Kemp speak during a press conference Monday, March 25, 2019 at the State Capitol.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Gov. Brian Kemp wins a major victory in the legislature, it is now up to him to propose waivers for what he says would be a limited expansion of Medicaid and to offer subsidies to those who buy insurance through Obamacare. Republicans hail it as a major step to providing coverage to many more Georgians. Democrats say his proposals don’t go far enough.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, with five days remaining in the 2019 session, the state Senate paves the way for enactment of one of the most controversial bills in modern Georgia history – the measure that would all but outlaw abortion in our state.  our panel looks at what comes next.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, in 2017 Doug Jones became the first Democrat elected to an Alabama U.S. Senate seat in more than two decades with the help of a massive turnout of African-American voters.

 


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On this edition of Political Rewind, an exclusive interview with Georgia's Senior U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. Isakson responds to President Trump's attacks on John McCain in recent days that came in a flurry of Twitter posts over the weekend and in comments to reporters at the White House.

Stephen Fowler / GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, the legislature continues to hurtle toward Sine Die with some of the most controversial measures seen in decades still unresolved. A bill to protect Confederate monuments is still in play. And the fetal heartbeat bill will soon be scheduled for debate in the full Senate.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, as the week begins, a bill that all but bans abortion in Georgia tops news out of the legislature once again. We’ll look at today’s early morning Senate committee meeting that was called with little advance notice to determine the fate of the measure.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, it's been another week of highly charged debate over controversial issues in Georgia and in the nation's capital. Legislators here continue to battle over the bill that would virtually outlaw abortions in the state even as they've now approved a new system for voting that critics insist won't prevent cyber attacks.


Aerial view of Atlanta airport in 1927
David Henderson Collection

State lawmakers are debating a bill to seize control of Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport from the city of Atlanta.

It generates more than $30 billion in annual economic impact for the city, and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has called the potential seizure an “act of war.”

Atlanta came to own the airport nearly a century ago.


David Goldman / AP Photo

On this edition of Political Rewind, Georgia election issues top our political news today. Despite concerns from citizen groups and cyber security experts, the Senate approved a new computerized voting system for the state, it now goes back to the House for a final vote.


Women dressed in 'Handmaid's Tale' costumes stand outside the Georgia State Capitol in protest to 'Heartbeat Bill.'
Donna Lowry / GPB

On this edition of Political Rewind, Democratic State Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick says that she has plans to file legislation targeting 'men's reproductive health.' The lawmaker's proposal is in response to new abortion measures moving forward. We look at the 'Testicular Bill of Rights' and ask Kendrick what she hopes to accomplish.


House Speaker David Ralston steps away form the podium after speaking on the House floor on Feb. 11, 2016.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, David Ralston continues to face fallout over the reports that he used his position as speaker of the Georgia house to delay trials for clients accused of serious crimes. Where is this backlash headed?


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On this edition of Political Rewind, a dramatic day under the Gold Dome produces action on a series of historic measures that are still in play as the session continues.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, we look at a subject many people would simply like to ignore: antisemitism.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, it’s been some time since legislators have taken a serious look at further restrictions on abortion in Georgia. But now, a move to all but make the procedure illegal is up for consideration and Gov. Kemp has added his voice to the debate. Our panel looks at what might be the most explosive issue of the 2019 session.


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Students who suffer from bullying, have been adopted from foster care, live in poverty or have a specified disability may be part of a group that would qualify for a state-funded private school voucher to provide alternatives to public education


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On this edition of Political Rewind, President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen is continuing his appearance before the House Oversight Committee on capitol hill. Have we learned anything new from his public testimony? Meanwhile, the President is in Hanoi meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.


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On this edition of Political Rewind, plans to expand broadband to rural Georgia may be in jeopardy after legislators kill a bill that would pay for the project with a tax on video streaming services. Where will the funds to pay for the project come now?


First Lady Marty Kemp announces the creation of a sex trafficking commission at the State Capitol on Tuesday.
First Lady of Georgia Marty Kemp / Facebook

First lady Marty Kemp announced a new initiative Tuesday aimed at combating human trafficking in the state.

Speaking in the governor’s office, Kemp announced the creation of the Georgians for Refuge, Action, Compassion and Education, or GRACE Commission. The commission will be chaired by the first lady along with GBI Director Vic Reynolds and Speaker Pro-Tempore Jan Jones.

Kemp spoke about her time traveling the state on the campaign trail and hearing about Georgians’ concerns.

Brian Kemp, center, walks with President Donald Trump, right, and Sen. David Perdue (R-Ga) as Trump arrives for a rally in Macon.
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U.S. Sen. David Perdue told members of the Georgia House of Representatives that he expects a disaster relief package to help victims devastated by Hurricane Michael to be signed by the president this week.

Brian Kemp waves after being sworn in as Georgia's governor during a ceremony at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta.
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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.


Gov. Brian Kemp speaks after being sworn in as Georgia's governor during a ceremony at Georgia Tech's McCamish Pavilion, Monday, Jan. 14, 2019, in Atlanta.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Kemp says he’ll ask the legislature to approve a plan for Medicaid waivers that will make health care more available to poor and middle-class Georgians.  How will the plan fare among lawmakers and Georgia voters?

Gov. Brian Kemp speaks to Scott Slade on GPB's Lawmakers, Tuesday January 29, 2019.
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On this edition of Political Rewind, Stacey Abrams is in the national spotlight after the announcement that she’ll give the Democratic response to President Donald Trump’s State of The Union address. What impact will this high-reward, high-risk assignment have on her political future?


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On this edition of Political Rewind, as wintry weather moves into the state Gov. Kemp is making plans to minimize the impact it might have on residents in the northern part of the state.


President Donald Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen the government, in the Rose Garden of the White House.
The White House

On this edition of Political Rewind, after two bills failed to break the standoff between Republicans and Democrats, President Donald Trump announced a deal to temporarily reopen all the agencies of the federal government.


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