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Capitol Update Week 7 – Crossover Day behind us the end is in sight

Mar 9, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

We were in Session five days last week as we race toward 'crossover' day on Monday, February 29. Bills that fail to pass one chamber by midnight Monday are unlikely to pass this year. Several issues appear to have already fallen including a proposal to institute a 42-year tax hike to fund MARTA expansion and ...

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2016 Capitol Update Week 6 – Big Budget, Big Trucks, Big Buildings

Feb 20, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

We returned to the Capitol after the President's Day holiday for an incredibly busy week. Here are several highlights: HB 751, the Fiscal Year 2017 Budget (FY 2017) - Big Budget The General Assembly has one constitutional obligation each year; to pass a balanced state budget. The House passed HB 751, the FY 2017 budget at $23.7 ...

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2016 Capitol Update Week 5 – Halfway Home

Feb 20, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

We have completed the fifth week of the 2016 Session at the Georgia General Assembly and reached legislative day 20 - the half-way mark. Both the House and Senate are sending legislation to the other body and committees continue to debate the various measures. This week the House passed several pieces of legislation with strong ...

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Capitol Update Week 4 – Education and Rules

Feb 14, 2016 No Comments ›› Brett

Week four included numerous bills emerging from their respective committees. Each bill, once out of committee, then goes to the House Rules Committee (more info below). A bill that passes the Rules Committee may then come to the House floor for a vote before the entire House of Representatives. Education remains the General Assembly's top legislative priority; ...

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