We’re back for 2022! Today we discuss Governor Brian Kemp’s main priorities for the 2022 legislative session as he faces pressure from his right. We also talk about how politics has collided with public safety as it relates to keeping schools open during the Omicron COVID-19 surge. And we check in on the latest regarding federal voting rights legislation.
This episode was recorded on Saturday, January 8th, 2022
On today’s podcast, we discuss David Perdue’s announcement he will challenge Governor Kemp for the Republican nomination. And Stacey Abrams ends speculation she may have other plans by announcing she’s in for 2022. Plus we recap the redistricting session in Atlanta.
This episode was recorded on Sunday and Monday, December 5th and 6th, 2021. (Thanks for your late news drop, David Perdue!)
On today’s episode, Democrats in Washington finally pass legislation investing nearly $1 trillion in hard infrastructure while progressives give up their strongest piece of legislative leverage in the debtae over President Biden’s Build Back Better economic plan. Plus Democrats experience their worst election day in five years and David Perdue floats a primary challenge to Governor Kemp.
This episode was recorded on Sunday, November 7, 2021.
On today’s episode, we discuss legislative wrangling among Democrats as they try to find consensus on all of President Biden’s economic agenda. We also check in on the forthcoming redistricting session in Atlanta and talk about the first Congressional map released by Republican Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan.
This episode was recorded on Sunday, October 3, 2021.
On today’s episode, Luke sits down with Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Timmothy Denson to discuss the path to progressive change in Georgia’s Classic City, including Tim’s claim that the ACC commission passed the state’s most progressive local budget per capita.
This episode was recorded on Tuesday, June 29, 2021.
On today’s episode, we discuss the U.S. Department of Justice’s announcement that they are filing a legal challenge against parts of Georgia Senate Bill 202, the package of changes to election law passed by Georgia Republicans during the 2021 legislative session. The DOJ challenge is the eighth such challenge to SB 202, but will any succeed in overturning provisions of the law?
Read Marc Elias views on changing certification processes here.
On today’s episode, we discuss demonstrations at metro-Atlanta school board meetings that have led two counties to ban teaching critical race theory in the classroom and drawn leading state Republicans into a new culture war front. We also check in on Georgia’s U.S. Senate race and discuss the return of former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
This episode was recorded on Friday, June 11, 2021.