July 23, 2020 5:38 AM HomePoliticsMorning Reads – Thursday, July 23, 2020 Morning Reads – Thursday, July 23, 2020 By Jessica Szilagyi Politics 2 Comments Happy Thursday! Today is the 116th anniversary of the invention of the ice cream cone which was delivered to us by Charles E. Menches during the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis. Peaches Kemp and Bottoms talking settlement. Warren asks CDC to mandate masks, citing Georgia’s local ban.This Georgia city beat back COVID-19.Georgia Medicaid programs lack tight oversight, audit says.Georgia Democrats think this is their year — and Biden’s VP pick could help.Georgia got the “best looking” award.Rules Put Too Much Urgency On Finding Replacement For John Lewis.Senators Introduced a Bill to Restore the Voting Rights Act. It’s Named After John Lewis.Jim Crowe no more. Jimmy Carter It’s Not Just Face Masks. Everything Is Now a Political Death Match.Biden calls Trump the first racist US president.Let’s Take Big Money Out of America’s Justice System. “My US passport used to be a privilege. Not anymore.”US Senate poised to defy Trump’s veto with directive to change military base names. Sweet Tea The world’s most self-reliant nation. Here female priests now outnumber male ones.The Country of Georgia Wants You to Come Work Remotely Visa Free. Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrRedditEmailPrint Related About Author Jessica Szilagyi 2 Comments xdog Wouldn’t a settlement be seen as a loss for Kemp? Would he really care? July 23, 2020 4:30 PM Log in to Reply bethebalance I actually think the lawsuit was necessary for him politically (necessary per his administration’s political thought process, not mine), but that he actually supports the efforts generally. He seems to generally support masks (and thus Georgians’ safety), and so has reason to support the safety measures in practice, but not politically. So a settlement makes sense. It saves political face while allowing the safety measures to stay in place. What could the settlement be? Seems like an easy fix to me: If local govs want something more restrictive than the state standards, there needs to be a more formalized exemption/waiver process. Atlanta would be granted one given the state of litigation. Other local govs may yet apply. Nothing too complex or bureaucratic- just an application to the Governor’s office, which includes evidence, and 10 days to respond, with a standard for granting or denying. Results can be reviewed by a Superior Court. Just thoughts. July 24, 2020 2:14 PM Log in to Reply Add a Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.