JANUARY 27, 2014 ATLANTA Protesters gather outside the Capitol Monday, January 27, 2014. Ten protesters, including State Sen Vincent Fort, were arrested in the Governor's Office shortly after 5pm Monday, January 27, 2014. Georgia's "Moral Mondays" organizers, hoping to turn up the heat on the issue of Medicaid expansion, are planning a "sit in" in the governor's office in an effort to get arrested. The "Moral Mondays" movement began in North Carolina and protests there resulted in many arrests. KENT D JOHNSON/KDJOHNSON@AJC.COM
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Photo: KENT D. JOHNSON / AJC

Atlanta Forward: Quality of Life

Top leaders in the Georgia Assembly are behind a bill to strip Gov. Nathan Deal of the power to expand Medicaid, as called for by the Affordable Care Act, and put that decision-making in the hands of the Legislature. Some Democrats are calling that political cover for the governor during this year’s election campaign. Today, we hear from Rep. Jan Jones, R-Milton, who is sponsoring House Bill 990, and Horacena Tate, D-Atlanta, chairwoman of the Senate Democratic Caucus.

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