Deal Move Could Set Precedent For Splitting Georgia Cities

May 9, 2018

On this edition of Political Rewind, Governor Deal wraps up the official bill signing period with a flourish: his signature on one bill means Georgians could now pay state sales tax for many online purchases.  He also approved a controversial bill that could set a precedent for allowing Georgia cities to be split in two by residents looking for a change and a he vetoes a bill that was a showcase measure for GOP gubernatorial candidate Casey Cagle.  Plus, the Secretary of State’s Office launches an investigation into potential voting irregularities in last December’s race for Atlanta mayor.  What triggered the probe months after the election was certified?

Panelists:

AJC Lead Political Reporter Greg Bluestein

Emory University Associate Political Science Professor Andra Gillespie

Republican Strategist Eric Tanenblatt

Republican Strategist Julianne Thompson