It was an historic day in Georgia as
The First Session of the 148th Georgia General Assembly
Gerald Bryant talks with Senate President Pro Tem Eric Johnson and Senate Minority Leader Robert Brown about the first day of the legislature and their expectations for the 2005 session.
Representative DuBose Porter, the House Minority leader,
Tort Reform, also known as Civil Justice Reform promises to be a big issue this legislative year. Senator Preston Smith and Allison Wall of Georgia Watch talk with Lawmakers David Zelski about Senate Bill 3.
A growing Georgia's needs are also top legislative priorities this year. Lawmakers Jesse Freeman talks with Senators Dan Moody and Mitch Seabaugh, authors of Senate Bills 4 and 5. These two pieces of legislation deal with transportation funding and promoting private investment in public infrastructure.
The first day was not without public demonstration of discontent.