While some folks took time off to enjoy the holiday this past week, Georgia politics kept moving. To help you stay caught up, here’s a quick wrap-up of what you may have missed over the Thanksgiving holiday.
- Former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young is set to endorse Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottom’s campaign for mayor of Atlanta as she faces off against Councilwoman Mary Norwood in the Dec. 5 runoff.
- Early voting in local and state runoffs began this week, including races for Atlanta mayor, legislative seats and council seats. Find your polling place and vote today!
- U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson added language to the Senate conservatives’ tax plan that would crack down on tax exemptions for some of Delta’s international competitors. The provision, which specifically targets a trio of airlines based in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates, would cause tension between the U.S. and the Persian Gulf.
- There have been recent pushes in Georgia to bring an end to memorializing Confederate soldiers, and you may have noticed that the Friday after Thanksgiving, known for decades in Georgia as Robert E. Lee’s Birthday, was called “State Holiday” this year.