WABE’s news reporters, producers and editors are already looking toward 2016.
“Morning Edition” host Denis O’Hayer says he is curious about Obamacare and what the state of Georgia will decide to do about Medicaid:
“Part of the dispute is whether the state would expand Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act, and Gov. Deal has said, ‘no no no.’ There have been rumblings for a long time that the state would try to negotiate some sort of third way with the feds, something between ‘absolutely no’ and ‘we’re going to expand Medicaid.'”
Reporter Michell Eloy says the medical marijuana debate in Georgia will continue now that it has been approved for some specific uses:
“Now the issue is, ‘OK, now that we’ve legalized it, how do we get it?’ There are a whole slew of federal issues, and pockets of different laws everywhere, and people who have been approved for the drug here are saying that they can’t get it unless it’s grown here.”