Gov. Deal Says Federal Government Will Aid Irma Recovery

Sep 15, 2017

Today on “Political Rewind,” Governor Deal returns from a statewide inspection of damage from Hurricane Irma. He says the federal government has pledged support in the restoration effort. But how do requests for federal aid rub against conservative principles calling for a reduction in government spending? Our panel weighs in on the issue.

Plus: The governor pledges that Georgia will compete aggressively to win the proposed new headquarters that Amazon wants to build outside the Pacific Northwest. But will the legislature create obstacles if measures to enact a religious liberty law and efforts to stop removal or relocation of Confederate memorials are taken up in the upcoming session?

And: Has President Trump cut a deal with Democratic leaders to pass a law giving continued protection to Delayed Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients? There’s been an outcry from both Trump’s base and some Democrats. We’ll unpack the thorny questions around Trump’s recent overtures to the Democrats.

Panelists:
Jim Galloway – AJC Lead political writer

Greg Bluestein – AJC political Reporter

Eric Tanenblatt – Republican insider

Michael Owens – Chairman, Cobb County Democratic Party