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Your tip sheet: A ‘pharmacy audit bill of rights,’ and medical weed

7:30 am Feb. 21, 2017

Days remaining in the 2017 Legislative session: 20

Both the House and Senate go in at 10 a.m., with more action scheduled for committee than on the floor.

The House will consider a handful of mostly minor bills on the floor today, including House Bill 206, the  Pharmacy Audit Bill of Rights that would allow pharmacies and other medical assistance providers the ability to correct errors in Medicaid documentation and be

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‘Political Rewind’ replay: Who’s your favorite president?

4:58 pm Feb. 20, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” begins with the struggle of the state Senate to stay off-line in an online world.

Senators refuse to allow committee meetings to be streamed on the internet, resulting in efforts by citizens (and at least one senator) to flout the rules with the help of Periscope and Facetime.

Look for it to become an issue in the 2018 race for lieutenant governor.

We closed with

Human Services Secretary Tom Price and his wife Betty pose for a photos following a swearing in ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in the White House complex in Washington, Friday, Feb. 10, 2017. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Sonny Perdue, Tom Price adjust to life in the D.C. bubble

7:00 am Feb. 19, 2017

WASHINGTON — The mood in the great hall of the National Museum of Women in the Arts was a festive one even before former Gov. Sonny Perdue swept through with his cousin, U.S. Sen. David Perdue, and a phalanx of aides on a cloudy January evening.

Hundreds of black tie-clad Georgians were assembled there to toast Donald Trump on the eve of his inauguration. But the undisputed star was the state’s former

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‘Political Rewind’ replay: Dissecting a 77-minute, Donald Trump press conference

5:11 pm Feb. 17, 2017

Today’s edition of GPB’s “Political Rewind” focuses on the extraordinary, 77-minute confrontation that President Donald Trump arranged with the White House press corps on Thursday.

Our conversation has a crucial subtext: When is it proper to publicly denounce administration representatives as fountains of untruth and deny them air time?

If you missed it live this afternoon, you can listen to it here now:

Today’s line-up: Host Bill Nigut; yours truly; Hank Klibanoff,

Top Georgia Democrats choose a side in race for DNC chair

11:15 am Feb. 17, 2017

The Democratic Party of Georgia’s two top officials endorsed former U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez’s bid to lead the Democratic National Committee, saying Friday he’s the best candidate to bring the newly-energized party’s fight “straight