Your weekly Atlanta politics briefing, June 11

King, Sylvia, & Aja are back for another round-up of the latest week in Atlanta politics and elections. Kasim Reed has officially announced his candidacy for mayor, Atlanta City Council voted unanimously in support of an increased police budget, we offer an important clarification on District 4 candidate Jason Dozier’s campaign financing, Sylvia brings us a new candidate alert with eight new candidates in the running for local office. Other notes on HB 286, Kamala Harris, Sen. Joe Manchin/H.R. 1/Koch-backed advocacy groups, Dems playing nice with the GOP, New York Times is busting unions, wedge issues, Toobin is back like he never left, and Aja said the F-word 11 times.

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