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‘Political Rewind’ replay: A new tax bill’s winners and losers

6:29 pm Nov. 3, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” was all (or mostly) about the new House Republican tax bill. Whether you call it reform or not will depend on your accountant.

Other topics: State Capitol money flowing in to the race for mayor, and more fallout from the Robert Mueller investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential contest.

If you couldn’t catch it live, click below to listen now:

Today’s panelists: Host Bill

ACCG: Gun bill encroaches on local control

10:58 am Feb. 11, 2014

The Association County Commissioners of Georgia on Monday approved a set of objections to H.B. 875, the concealed-carry measure sponsored by state Rep. Rick Jasperse, R-Jasper.

Overall, the organization objects to the provision in the bill that requires local governments to allow concealed carry of permitted weapons in most government buildings – courthouses are an exception — unless those buildings have armed, business-day security.

“That decision should be made by each

A gun bill returns with a vengeance

9:00 am Feb. 8, 2014

Two weeks ago, a gun bill that had lingered in the state Capitol’s gearbox for more than a year finally cratered over the issue of allowing concealed weapons on public university campuses.

But it is a

Legislative tip sheet: A morning debate of Senate candidates

8:07 am Jan. 27, 2014

The Georgia Municipal Association will host a downtown Atlanta forum for candidates for Senate, starting with the GOP crew at 9:15 a.m. Witnesses will be city officials from across the state.

The Senate will be in at 10 a.m.; the House at 11. Calendars for both chambers are light.

Georgia’s health department is set to vote on a rewrite of the state’s new healthcare plan that would replace big out-of-pocket expenses with