Legislative Updates

2014 Legislative Update Week 10, Sine Die.

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Tweet The 2014 Session of the Georgia Legislature ended Thursday at midnight and your citizen legislators returned home to work at their "real" jobs and prepare for the upcoming campaign season.   There were a large number of bills that passed, too many to talk about but I'll try to hit some of the highlights:…

2014 Legislative Update Week 9

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Tweet There are two Legislative days left in the 2014 session.  Tuesday will be the 39th day and Thursday will be the 40th day, when we must sine die, or adjourn for the year.  Since I've been in the Legislature, the 40th day has been reserved for voting on conference committee reports and what's known as…

2014 Legislative Update Week 8

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Tweet If you missed last Thursday night's Online Town Hall, watch the replay here. This past Monday was "Crossover Day' where by rule a bill must pass either the House or Senate in order to be considered by the other Legislative body.  In the House we voted on 53 bills. Here are a could noteworthy…

2014 Legislative Update Week 6

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Tweet This was a busy week in the Legislature.  We passed HB744, the Fiscal Year 2015 budget. The budget was set by a revenue estimate of $20.8 billion, a 4.6 percent increase from the Fiscal Year 2014 budget. Nearly 72 percent of the new revenue is budgeted for K-12 and higher education expenses. These funds,…

2014 Legislative Update Week 5

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Tweet Another week interrupted by a winter storm, this time by one named "Pax."  I hope all of you were safely in your homes and that you did not lose power. The House closed up shop on Tuesday and did not meet again last week.  We re-convene tomorrow and will be voting on seven bills. Before…

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